Letter: Schools should stick to academic subjects
I am writing to add my voice to the people of Washington State who do not want sexual “education” taught to our elementary school age children and grandchildren. This is appalling. This is not the responsibility of the public school system, which my tax dollars help to support. I have four grown children who all went through the public school system in Moses Lake. They received a very good education in academic subjects which are necessary to navigate the world in which we live. Public schools are a state institution and should be used to teach academic and vocational subjects to prepare the next generation for working in their community and in the world when they reach the legal age of adulthood. Public schools are not a platform for personal religious beliefs, personal views on sexual orientation or anything else that is not academic in nature.
Choices about how to believe and how we teach our children about subjects that are not academic in nature are up to each family: each father and mother. The government should not step into the shoes of those important roles in the home. Let our children be children. Let them play with Legos and play outside. Let them have the freedom of creative play and important social interaction with their peers in a calm, safe environment where they will be taught straight forward academics, not a political agenda.