"The intent of the bill, which is a bill I have been working on since I've been elected, was to make sure that any school district that taught human growth and development included a curriculum that was comprehensive," said Rep. Tamara Grigsby (D-Milwaukee), one of the bill's co-authors and a legislator since 2004.
1..., 2...., 3....., Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
The intent of the parents is far more important than yours, Ms. Grigsby.
The Madison bunch is not flustered. They blustered!
Reorganizing the curriculum so certain topics, such as contraception, are not part of the required human growth and development instruction could be challenged if a citizen complaint is filed with the Department of Public Instruction, department spokesman Patrick Gasper said.
"It doesn't seem like (an opt-in policy) would meet the letter of the law," Gasper said.What could Cedarburg have done to attract all this fluster and bluster?
Cedarburg's new opt-in policy requires parents of ninth-graders to return a signed form by Nov. 1 in order for their child to receive instruction on those issues. If no form is returned, it's assumed they opted out. In the past, students were assumed to be enrolled in the comprehensive course unless parents opted out.
About 25 years ago, the Elmbrook system's Superintendent was a committed Dewey-ite. He used every trick in the book (most of them dirty) to ram through his sex-ed program, and he managed to evade the opt-in which had been proposed. Eventually, he left to pollute some district in Minnesota. But the Elmbrook Board of Ed never seriously considered the opt-in since.
We are amused by the Condescending Ones:
Physician Dan Hagerman, a parent of a Cedarburg ninth-grader, said a district letter sent to parents makes it seem like the sensitive issues are new to the curriculum, which they are not. In the past, a very small number of parents have opted out of sexual education, but by moving to an opt-in policy, the district runs the risk of having more students miss out on important curriculum.
"The kids with families who are more chaotic and don't turn in this form are the ones who probably need it," Hagerman said.
The curriculum includes such vital information as "how to put on a rubber." When you come down to it, this is just another way to increase the number of WEAC members while making sure that children have the Planned Parenthood version of life.
That will come to an end soon.