NYC Dept of Education will begin forcing teachers to use lesson plans that include HIV / AIDS education in the classroom. Kids K-12 must particpate unless parents decline. Parents who decline MUST offer the HIV / AIDS education at home. Kids from K through 3 grade will learn about the virus that causes AIDS is a "germ." Beginning in 4th grade, kids will learn that AIDS is caused by a virus that is transmitted sexually.
On the one hand, I see this is an example of over-reaching; however, realizing that many adults refuse to be parents to the children they bore, this education necessarily falls to the schools, if it is to be had.
It makes alot of sense as Kweli allured to in that some parents don't bother to teach their kids this stuff. The wife being a registered nurse not only talked to all our kids about AIDS and other STD's but had some books with very graphic color pictures of what happens to certain body parts during the disease process.
I used to kid her that we will never be grandparents because our kids were now afraid of having sex
After reading the curriculum that will be used to teach NY children about HIV/AIDS, the biggest problem that I see coming from it is the vagueness of the curriculum and how it tries to avoid questions of sex in the Grade K curriculum. It labels HIV/AIDS as a germ and then goes on to explain what a germ is, stating that some germs are easy to get via coughing, sneezing and touching and then there are some germs that are hard to get that can not be transmitted via the aforementioned ways. This is where the vagueness begins, and I believe they underestimate the mind of a six year old. The first thing my six year old would ask is; if it can not be passed along via the easy ways, touching, sneezing and coughing than how is it transmitted? The avoidance of the sexual aspect of how this disease is transmitted will become a problem, especially if one smart six year old tells the other six year olds it is passed via having sex. To their credit they do say HIV is passed from one person to another via an infected person's blood getting into another persons body? They hint that this happen via open wounds, cuts and so on and teach the children to bandage cuts right away
Overall, I do not think I would pull my child out of these classes, but I would debrief my child using the same curriculum they are using.
Originally posted by Shango67: NYC Dept of Education will begin forcing teachers to use lesson plans that include HIV / AIDS education in the classroom. Kids K-12 must particpate unless parents decline. Parents who decline MUST offer the HIV / AIDS education at home. Kids from K through 3 grade will learn about the virus that causes AIDS is a "germ." Beginning in 4th grade, kids will learn that AIDS is caused by a virus that is transmitted sexually.
What are your thoughts?
AFRICA IS NOT DYING OF AIDS... is the title of a new article appearing in the prestigious London Spectator newspaper. Read in detail of the failure of the horrendous AIDS Pandemic to have any negative impact on African populations from newly-introduced killer STD's. http://www.whatisaids.com/wwwboard/messages/325.html
"From 1989 to 1991, Kaiser Permanent along with the L.A. County Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), injected over 700 "mostly minority" babies with unlicensed experimental vaccines with fraudulently-obtained consent from the parents. One of the vaccines used, Edmonston-Zagreb high-titer, had already obtained a notorious reputation overseas for killing almost one out of every 13 babies in closely controlled studies in the Third World. In particular, use of the vaccine had been closely associated with an increased death rate among infants in Senegal, Guinea Bissau and Haiti before their second birthday. At least one baby in the L.A. County experiment died within this same two year window. When the final story is told, this will likely be one of the most scandalous affairs in the history of human experimentation to rival or exceed that of the German Nazis, the Tuskegee Syphilis Study or the DOE radiation exposure experiments."---Keidi Obi Awadu (Outrage, The Conscious Rasta Report, Aug 1996) http://www.7mac.com/
(1999 USA) High Crimes of Murder------Keidi Obi Awadu
(1997 USA) Epidemic. The rise of "new" childhood diseases in the US--A manmade disaster-Keidi Obi Awadu
(1996 USA) Outrage! How babies were used as guinea pigs in a LA county vaccine experiment. The Conscious Rasta Report Vol3, Issue 6, Aug 1996-Keidi Obi Awadu
(1996 USA) Vaccines. An ounce of prevention? Or a pound of death?-----Keidi Obi Awadu
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