Get your favorite comics delivered to you daily! Learn More.
Snoopy Fan's Profile
I'm a big fan of "Peanuts", "Pearls Before Swine", and "Calvin and Hobbes". I love Snoopy's positive outlook on life and Hobbes' affinity for smooching and babes. :-)
I am a retired teacher so yes, I know what exactly is absolutely appropriate and inappropriate for elementary age students. When I was in high school, we had our sex education classes in high school. And it was informative and educational (and neutral) but would have been completely inappropriate for me in 2nd Grade, or even 6th Grade. That’s a parent’s job to decide when their child is ready for explicit sex instruction, not the state’s. Children can wait until they’re mature and old enough (say, 17 or 18 since they’re considered minors until then) to decide for themselves. Children in elementary school and beyond do not need to be groomed by adults for sexual activity and/or identity. Public schools are meant to teach academics, not ideology and not pushing identity onto children without parental consent. What may be appropriate for some may well be inappropriate for others. Therefore, public schools are tasked with teaching academics. Anything beyond should be at least questioned, if not rejected. It is the responsibility of the parents to raise their own kids, not the state. And, yes, many kids will sneak around to get information. That’s normal curiosity. That still doesn’t mean that it is appropriate. I’ve had several students in my career, some very young, who were very much into gun violence. There are reasons why video games and movies are rated and restricted. Restricted does not mean it’s not available; it is meant to guide parents in regards to raising their own kids. Many kids do not need to hear about transgenderism or other sexual topics in elementary school.