Once again, schools are doing the job of parents by introducing young children to mature topics.
But this time, the decision cost a progressive teacher in New York her job. Health teacher Jacqueline Hall was suspended Tuesday after attempting to teach seventh-graders about gender through the use of a “genderbread” person handout.
A teacher has been placed on administrative leave because of a lesson on gender identity that has hundreds of parents outraged.
Kids at Cambridge Central School received a packet of information about sex change operations that included sexual definitions.
One dad was so concerned his child came home with this, he decided to go live on Facebook to alert other parents. Sirell Fiel says his 11-year-old son brought the packet home from Cambridge Central School Tuesday night, labeled gender identity. What he inside saw made him angry.
“It should not be allowed or tolerated period,” Fiel said.
Fiel's son said the material was handed out by a guest speaker and included graphic details about sex reassignment operations and sexual definitions.
“It’s not your right to take the innocence of my kid like that at that such a age,” Fiel said.
The 42-page handout included definitions of words including transgender, homosexual, homophobia, gay, bisexual, lesbian and "coming out." It also included a page titled "The Genderbread Person."
Of course, most public schools offer basic sex ed courses. But it's easy to see how parents may be concerned by schools teaching in-depth lessons on gender transitions.
This appears to be an example of left-wing educators allowing their political views to seep into what is being taught. Thankfully, there was some accountability in this case because Fiel took to Facebook to tell other parents what their children were being taught.
This should serve as a good lesson to public teachers -- both at the grade school level and in secondary education.
Parents should have the right to decide how and when to introduce their own children to mature topics like sexual identity. And taxpayers should expect their funds will subsidize public schools that are responsible and apolitical in their curriculum.