You aren’t paranoid. I’m really glad I don’t have kids right now.[/quote]
People that find this disturbing are the ones that should be having kids. Our schools and teachers seem to be taking on more and more of the traditional parent role. They are only sucessful in doing this with kids whose parents are happy to give up parental responsibilities.
I would rather schools focus on English, Math, and Science. It would be nice if we could count on them for honest education in History and Economics, but that’s probably asking too much. The rest should be optional, to be decided by the students and parents.
In a perfect world an educated and motivated parent body would audit texts and lessons, and provide feedback on what their childeren are being taught. My children are still very young, with the oldest just entering K this year, but my sense is that most parents have very little interest in what their children are being taught. Because of this, it’s hard to pretend I am shocked when stories of political activism in schools.
I plan to audit all the of texts my children are taught from. I plan to actively participate in their education. I may even provide feedback to the school. I doubt I will have much company or influence. My poor kids will probably just end up with suplimental schooling from me.