Same-sex Couple Help Determine School Cirriculum

Our neighbors to the North seem to be on the same slippery slope as we are here in America. Brittish Columbia is allowing a same-sex couple to review school cirrriculum that will teach children in grades K-12 about sexual orientation. The lessons will include information about gays, lesbians, transexuals, and transgendered people. For the life of me, I cannot understand why children in the public school system need to be taught anything about sex (homosexual or heterosexual). Our kids need to learn to read, write, think, calculate and socialize. It is appauling that any school system would consider teaching children as young as five about homosexuality or transexuals. It is difficult for me to understand those topics much less a child who is in his/her formative years. This is just another example of how sex-crazed our society has become. I wish we could go back to the days when gays stayed in the closet and it was considered profanity to even mention the possibility of a same-sex relationship.

British Columbia is giving a same-sex couple an unprecedented role in a review of the provincial curriculum to ensure respectful teachings about sexual orientation from kindergarten to Grade 12.

A six-page contract, signed by the Education Ministry and obtained by The Vancouver Sun, guarantees Peter and Murray Corren a significant voice in the revision of classroom lessons to recognize gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people and the creation of a new social-justice course — to include teachings about sexual orientation — for Grade 12 students.

The parties have agreed to seek mediation in the event of a dispute and have acknowledged the contract is legally binding.

Many educators welcomed the agreement, saying it will make B.C. a North American leader in teaching respect for diversity. But most admitted they don’t know what the changes might look like in practice.

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