What is appropriate for dating at the middle school level? Parents outraged over sex education lesson

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ABC News 10: Parents of an eighth grade San Marcos student contacted 10News outraged after their child said she was asked how far she was willing to go sexually.

The 14 year-old says it was part of a lesson in sex education at Woodland Park Middle School and the question was posed to every student in the class.

The teen’s parents asked 10News to protect their identity because they fear their daughter will be embarrassed again.

On Tuesday, the parents say their eighth grader came home and told them her teacher instructed students to stand under signs labeled “smiled at, hugged, kissed, above the waist, below the waist, and all the way.” The activity was part of a dating lesson in family life and health class.

“To put them up in front of their friends to be humiliated or to be asked questions that I believe are personal, it’s really none of the school’s business,” the parent said.

School officials say the goal of the activity was to discuss what is appropriate for dating at the middle school level.

The parents say the lesson didn’t teach their child anything but left her feeling peer pressured. “For the children to get that confused is just another reason why it shouldn’t even be in the schools.”

The couple says their daughter and her classmates were in disbelief because they thought the teacher wanted to know how far they’ve gone sexually.

The school’s principal told 10News “The parents sign permission slips for the class and can look at the curriculum prior. The purpose of the lesson was to open the lines of communication between parents and students about dating expectations.

The teen’s parents say lessons on dating should be left up to them, and perhaps an anonymous survey would have been less intrusive. “They need to have it on paper, no names on it they can do it at their desk and put it in a private box if the school really wants to know.”

The school’s principal told 10News the lesson came from a community clinic and has been used over the past several years.

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0 responses to “What is appropriate for dating at the middle school level? Parents outraged over sex education lesson

  1. ANOTHER good reason for Home Schooling!

     
  2. so…that’s the new thing, huh… open lines of communication between perverted adults and minor children

     
  3. pretty sick…principal and teacher should be fired….how about a sign that just reads “not interested”?…they are kids after all and any of those signs for children to stand under is opening doors to poor decisions

     
  4. “Community Clinic”… aka: Planned Parenthood. Disgusting!

     
  5. What’s wrong with these people?!?!?!
    This is NOT ok and it is NOT healthy.

     
  6. I can make my own darn decisions about what I want my kids to know about this. This has no place in a school. If they want to teach this filth, they should require permission slips from parents. Don’t they realize as educators that this can confuse and seriously damage innocent children–teaching it is condoning it in the minds of kids. Well as middle class families pay three times as much for health care, now we have to pay for private schools, between this filth and common core–or homeschool.

     
  7. Well, do we know who this “clinic” is? Grace is likely right, but I would like them to expose who it is and have the grapes to name names. Besides, isn’t exposing a 14 year old to something like this already inappropriate under “corruption of a minor”? Just what else was spoken of in said class, verbatim, and to whom, with what angles in mind?

     
  8. Why aren’t these government agents (and that is exactly what government school indoctrinators are) being arrested?

    -Dave

     

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