“WE don’t have to ask your parents for permission to teach you about drugs, but we do like to inform your parents about what we are doing, so please take this Parent Letter home to them today.”
The school I last worked at full time as a teacher asked me, as they do often, to teach classes for a teacher that would be absent. I do not use the term “substitute teacher” because I am far from a “sub” teacher. I am, at least according to the parents and students from my classes the past 2 decades, I am a very good teacher. Not a “substitute teacher,” but a REAL teachers. So I now am a Guest Teacher. Forgive me, for I digress.
I am listening to a county “health instructor” teach a program with all the 7th grade students (12 – 13 years old children) in the county about drugs and alcohol. As the “health instructor” explains, “we are not required to have your parent’s permission for you to be in this program, but we do like to inform them of what we are doing, so please take this parent letter home today.” So, the parents will get the information that the county is teaching their child about drugs after their child has already been given a “pretest, overview and out line” of the drugs and alcohol being taught about. I think that is WRONG.
I am also reading, and hearing reports of schools employing “health instructors” to teach the 11 and 12 year old children about a myriad of sexual ideas and options. This is crazy!