If you are here to comment about my bill regarding the teaching of homosexuality to young children please feel free AFTER YOU HAVE READ THE POST BELOW.
While I appreciate your coming to my blog and your desire to comment I will state up front I feel it is a parents responsibility to decide when a child is ready to grasp such a complex issue as sexuality and what they want to tell the child about that complex subject.
All children develop mentally at different rates. I do not feel a teacher with an agenda (Be it pro or con) is the appropriate person to decide "Now is the time" for an entire class just because they may think one way or another on an issue and want to espouse it. I doubt any people in opposition to the my bill would want a teacher who said "Homosexuality is evil, dirty and wrong" just because the teacher felt it was appropriate and that is what they thought the children needed and were ready to hear.
I only mention homosexuality in the bill because there is not a need for homosexuality to be mentioned in regard to teaching the basics of reproduction (XY chromosomes etc.) heterosexuality is.
Will this stop anti bullying legislation we already passed? No. I co sponsored the anti bullying legislation that passed a few years ago. The golden rule is still in effect no matter what the issue of bullying is.
We are falling behind the rest of the world in math, science, and English amongst
other things. This will be just one less issue teachers have to worry about teaching as part of their curricula. Schools should not turn into social petri dishes. Teach the basics and leave the social issues to the families to decide the what and when.