WA Today 22 February 2016
Family First Comment: Right on! “When political activism starts masquerading as education, it is more than the school bell that should be ringing.”
As an Australian parent-of-three, I believe that I should be allowed to choose the ‘when’, ‘where’ and ‘how’ I talk to my children about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) issues – NOT schools and NOT at 11 years old.
The Safe Schools Coalition Australia program to teach 11-year-olds about LGBTI issues has begun.
But many Australian parents, including LGBTI parents I have spoken to, are not happy about it. They now see their parental rights of talking to their children about LGBTI issues when they themselves deem it to be the right time now being eroded away.
There are more than 1000 schools in Western Australia, 18 have signed up so far to the $8 million federal taxpayer-funded program so far. I have chosen NOT to reveal them.
WA schools who have signed up include state primary and high schools as well as one leading elite private single-sex Perth school.
When political activism starts masquerading as education, it is more than the school bell that should be ringing.
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