Yesterday the highly commendable Pacific Justice Institute told the story of how some California charter schools are taking education to the next level... brain-numbing.
In short, as stated in PJI's news release, "a public charter school in San Francisco took its first-graders on an unusual field trip [last] Friday - to a lesbian wedding at City Hall." It gets better:
The first-graders, from Creative Arts Charter School, watched as their teacher, Erin Carder, married her partner Kerri McCoy, in a ceremony officiated by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom. The children were given rose petals to scatter and bubbles to blow in celebration. Some also wore "No on 8" political buttons. The school's interim director stood by her decision to allow the field trip, calling the lesbian wedding a "teachable moment" which she did not consider controversial....
...Prop. 8... would restore the definition of traditional marriage in California.
I don't bring this up merely for its shock value. Sadly, to many readers (especially those in the Bay area) this blatant liberal agenda is not surprising.
Yet the zealous and indoctrinating behavior employed by some homosexual activists is alarming. And somehow it's taken center stage in education. The classroom has expanded beyond the walls of reading, writing and arithmetic (as if that weren't enough) to cross into the forbidden territory of political activism. This shameless use of pliable young minds hardly qualifies as a "teachable moment."
Rather, students function as pawns in the hands of their educators... and all at the taxpayer's expense. Where is the vanguard of individuality in such an education system? Further still, where is the foundational unbiased teaching of the truth, which assists young minds in shaping their own opinions? I hardly imagine that the students returned to school following their little "field trip" for a lesson on the detriments of the gay/lesbian lifestyle. After all, we wouldn't want to overwhelm the little minds with too much controversial truth, now would we?