I don’t even think there is enough history to even teach that. All those things you mentioned involved a lot of time. Some of these kids are just learning who they are to push this on them and make it “required” is too far in my opinion. I think that it can be taught but as an optional course with a more mature age group.
WW2 lasted from 1939 to 1945 (plus some things prior to and after the actual war). Of course it had long lasting consequences, but the war itself lasted 6 years. How long have societies around the world discriminated non-heterosexual people? And it is still happening.I think the fact that the children are finding themselves is exactly why we need to teach as much as possible about ways of living ones life. We need to prepare them and give them the best basis for growing.I notice your choice of words: "push on", "force". I think this is where you and I have trouble finding each other. Do you believe that the children will be forced into non-heterosexual relationships and behaviours? As humans we are constantly exposed to the opinions and behaviours of others. Right from we are born. Children can mix and match the opinions they meet and may change their opinions over time.And what is the big damage if they do experiment with same-sex relationships? If it is not their thing, they will realise that and go back to heterosexuality.I am quite curious as to what you fear will happen to the world when children are taught about other kinds of sexuality.
It is what it is but I think it’s unnecessary. I don't know what schools you been to but they don’t push heterosexual behavior it always have been neutral
That is not entirely true. Though I have never received education about the history of heterosexuality, and though nobody directly promoted heterosexuality, it was always implicitly said that heterosexuality was normal or the right way.Whenever sex was discussed, my teachers would say things like "when a man meets a woman and the fall in love..." and "when a man and a woman...". We were always taught about penis-in-vagina intercourse and not any of the other ways to have penetrative sex. When they introduced the dental dam, I noticed a sentence along the lines of "if a man wants to use his mouth...".That - to me - feels like pushing heterosexuality on children. Also, when teaching about LGBTQ+ it would not make sense to not teach about heterosexuality at the same time. If the teacher does a good job, he/she will try to discus the subject from several point of view rather than telling the children that there is one way to think and feel about the matter.To return to WW2, I agree that many terrible things happened that should never have happened. But because I had a teacher who showed us different views on the matter, I can understand how Hitler managed to turn a large number of people against the Jews and why the German people (and other nations) felt threatened by "outsiders". This does not mean that I applaud the actions of the Nazis.In the same way, the children can learn to understand people with different sexualities, but they do not have to partake in sexualities that are not right for them.The ability to understand is so extremely important, and the lack of this ability may explain a lot of the issues the world suffer under today.
Exactly! As soon as you graduate and turn 18 they don’t care about you no more 🤷🏽♂️
It’s not just him we learn about many people from different cultures. We also learn about a lot of influential whites
But I never personally heard any whites having a problem with it
And blacks vice-versa
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You right man because it’s starting to be enforced
Well it would help that way but I believe it should be taught to a more mature age group not elementary or middle
It shouldn't be in public schools at all really how much could you possibly learn about LGBTQ a couple factoids and in 5 minuted you’re done. Keep sex preferences out of school and just teach standard curriculum.
That’s what I believe but oh well 🤷🏽♂️ this is what they want 🥴
Soon it may make way to all public schools
That's why we need more republican / conservative leaders. All this liberal, pc ideologies is hurting our society. And it's especially damaging to young kids because they believe what they hear. Unless they have parents who oppose these lies and teach them the scientific and biological truth. Let's pray.
Somethings need to be conservative and some needs action, however I think that they are pushing this too hard.
I’m with people having their rights but this is absolutely ridiculous and unnecessary to make this required
Itd be a good thing to have it as an elective so if they wanted to learn about it they could. But forcing it is stupid
At least make it an optional elective agreed
People bring up the civil rights movement but that took a long process. You know I’m black and I didn’t know what Juneteenth was till this year? And I’m 20? You know how sad that is?
Thanks for your opinion!
I understand that but to force this on kids who are discovering who they are? Some of these kids ain’t even start puberty
Teaching the younger kids history wouldn’t be an in depth exploration of LGBTQ identity, it would be a basic overview of the LGBTQ rights movement. I don’t know what Illinois public elementary schools are like but when I was in elementary school we didn’t go into detail about things kids wouldn’t understand or couldn’t handle at that age.
History usually refers to something long-term like the civil rights moment something you could make a whole chapter on. When they said “history” that’s how I took it.
I’m referring to content, not length. They would focus on events and historical figures, not discuss exactly how gay people have sex, how trans people transition, or anything like that. Once the kids are old enough to understand the more complex and personal aspects they can be included in the curriculum.
I mean it was like that when I was in the end of middle school and high school they pointed out if they were gay or whatever
They pointed out if historical figures were gay in history class? Or kids would point out if a classmate was gay? I’m not sure what you’re saying.
I believe it may cause problems is the classroom cause kids at some ages aren’t mature enough to handle that topic.
They talk about it and hear about it outside of school all the time. It’s better for professional, licensed educators to give them the facts so they don’t believe whatever their peers say and whatever they see online.
No it’s only in an optional course known as sex Ed. They never enforce heterosexual behaviors on students it’s always been neutral
Are the really teaching us everything though? You know I’m 20 years old and I just found out what Juneteenth was and I’m black? You know how sad that is?
Do they need to teach you everything? I learned about WW1 during school but I can confidently say that none of us have any idea of why it started which seams like a pretty important fact if that was actually the point in the first place.
I feel like they don’t. In high school I learned how ww1 started. My eyes wasn’t opened until I took my college history course that just ended a week ago. My professor showed me so much things that they left out the books and he was a white guy 🤷🏽♂️
How much? it’s too much too type
Public schools don’t teach religion anyone knows that. Also they leave out so much in our history 🤷🏽♂️
They do in the UK, I assumed was same in the US
Oh no not at all man they don’t
Of course some parents won't be. But we also have parents that are not happy because actual science is taught in biology class.
When they teach religion in public schools, which is never thanks to the First Amendment.
Not in the u. s they don’t teach religion here
Or at least Florida I guess
Must not have read the question 🤷🏽♂️😂. No actually I’m a heterosexual male attracted to women thanks
Unfortunately, bigots won't stay in the closet. What a wonderful world it would be if they did.
Some say it’s the same as black history I don’t think so but eh 🤷🏽♂️
But, but, #becausebigotry !