Originally Posted by houghtam
Where have any of us said we want kids to be taught about homosexuality before being taught sex Ed in general?
I'm not sure what anyone here is really for or against. But there are some pretty incredibly ridiculous ideas out there.
In reality, each kid is different. And as a parent, you need to be conscious of where your kid is as you communicate this stuff to them. School-based sex ed should only serve as a backup, teaching what most good parents likely already taught. It should only exist because in the real world (sadly) there's a good chunk of kids out there whose parents don't give a crap either way.
In this example (Chicago) though, they're preempting what most parents would consider to be appropriate timing. I guess in the name of getting the State's version of events in first. Just another case of public schools using incredibly poor judgement that harms kids to ultimately political ends.
Which is why none of it should ever be made mandatory for any reason.