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November 3rd, 2005 Visited 949 times, 1 so far today

WorldNetDaily has an article talking about a court case in which the judges decided that “there is ‘no fundamental right of parents to be the exclusive provider of information regarding sexual matters to their children.'” It goes on to say:

The three-judge panel of the full court further ruled that parents “have no due process or privacy right to override the determinations of public schools as to the information to which their children will be exposed while enrolled as students.”

Six parents sued the Palmdale, Calif., School District after finding out their kids had been asked a series of sexual questions in class. They included asking the children about the frequency of:

Touching my private parts too much

Thinking about having sex

Thinking about touching other people’s private parts

Thinking about sex when I don’t want to

Washing myself because I feel dirty on the inside

Not trusting people because they might want sex

Getting scared or upset when I think about sex

Having sex feelings in my body

Can’t stop thinking about sex

Getting upset when people talk about sex

If you find these questions offensive, you’re not alone. We live in a day in which it’s ok for the school to kick you off the grounds because you want to be involved with you kids upbringing (see a previous post about the father who tried to protect his kindergartener). These kinds of questions pit the school and government against the parents– in essence trying to trap them. Granted, we must take every precaution to safeguard the well being of the child, but things can be taken too far.

There are at least two reasons I can think of why these surveys shouldn’t be permitted. For one, having been a high school student and seen these forms, I have heard of how exaggerated people can get on them– especially to brag to their buddies. True, they could just lie about what they’ve filled in to their friends, but now I’ve proven they are liars!

The second reason is that these things are private matters. They are best dealt with in settings with family, rather than in a survey to be marked as a number. These are people we are dealing with.

What do you think?

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  • Mrs. Meg Logan says on: September 29, 2006 at 2:25 pm

     

    I think you are absolutely right. Not to mention that if these questions are asked of children who are too young, or have not yet been exposed to such depth of knowledge, it could give them all sorts of ideas.

    MML

  • MInTheGap says on: September 29, 2006 at 2:31 pm

     

    Children are sponges– they soke in and expirament wiht just about everything they are told. In that vein, we need to be careful what we feed them and be concerned that we do not harm their innocence.

  • ann_in_grace says on: January 18, 2007 at 8:41 am

     

    This sort of “leading” questions is forbidden in the courts of law (incest trials and such). Who with a healthy mind would ask such questions? This is clear abuse, and I just cannot find words… Except that it reminds me of the Catholic Confession, when one is supposed to confess his sins to a priest sitting in a box, and ‘you’d better have some sins to confess’. These priests ask such questions sometimes…

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