Thursday, October 23, 2008

More on Education; tolerance, or indoctrination?

From an email I received...

From a video called "It's Elementary" that takes cameras into classrooms in New York and Massachusetts to look at how gay issues should be discussed in schools. One purpose of this video is to train educators on how to teach about gay issues.

Part 1 -

Part 2 -

The part that hit me comes in the first 2 minutes when, during a staff meeting, a teacher asks,

"As a school, are we saying that kids have to support this? I guess, that's what it sounds like to me, that we're saying, if a child comes from a background that says that homosexuality is not correct, are we telling that child that they're supposed to? This is what you're supposed to do?"

Another teacher's answer:
"I think that we are asking kids to believe that this is right. Not as a matter of moral principle, but as a matter of we're educating them and this is part of what we consider to be a healthy education."

And they all nod in agreement.

So there is no tolerance for those who believe that homosexuality should not be taught to kids.