Dr. Mary Jo Bane, Assistant Secretary of Administration for Children and Families at the US Department of Health and Human Services, 1993-1996; currently Thornton Bradshaw Professor of Public Police and Management, Harvard Kennedy School; quoted in “The Family: It’s Surviving and Healthy” by Dolores Barclay, Tulsa World, August 21, 1977.
“We have never invested as much in public education, because we’ve always had a sort of private notion of children – your kid is yours, and totally your responsibility. We haven’t had a very collective notion of, `These are our children.’ So part of it is that we have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents, or kids belong to families, and recognize that kids belong to whole communities. Once it’s everybody’s responsibility, and not just the household’s, then we start making better investments.”
Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC
German school children as young as five were given a sex-education book giving graphic advice on how to put on a condom and how to achieve orgasms.
I seem to recall that home-schooling is flatly illegal in Germany; can't have parents getting in the way of socialist indoctrination, can they?
Parents of children attending a Red Hook, New York, middle school are outraged after a recent anti-bullying presentation at Linden Avenue Middle School.
The workshop for 13 and 14-year-old girls focused on homosexuality and gender identity. They were also taught words such as "pansexual" and "genderqueer."
Parents say their daughters were told to ask one another for a kiss and they say two girls were told to stand in front of the class and pretend they were lesbians on a date.
Crap like this just keeps coming out; if mine were still in school I'd either be watching every damn thing I could, or figuring how to teach them at home.
As was, found out that, especially near the end of the year, some teachers were using a VCR as a substitute teacher; showing Dante's Peak counted as geology, for instance...