Four year old to be taught homosexuality
26th January, 2011: A.B.C.D… S.E.X… If you are a foreigner living in Britain, you will soon find your children aged as less as four being taught about homosexuality and other related issues.
Young children in Britain as young as four will be taught about homosexuality in their maths, geography, science and English textbooks.
As part of a government-backed drive to celebrate the gay community, maths problems could be introduced involving gay characters. In geography classes, students are expected to be asked why homosexuals move from the countryside to cities.
As per a report carried by the Daily Mail, the chapter plans are being designed to increase awareness about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) issues. The critics at the same time warn that the move was an unnecessary use of assets and distracted concentration from learning.
Although the lesson plans would not be compulsory, they would be supported by the Department of Education and would be available for schools to download from the Schools Out website.
The changes in the chapters mean youngsters would be exposed to images of same-sex couples and books such as ‘And Tango Makes Three’, which tells the story of two male penguins raising a chick, which was inspired by events at New York’s Central Park Zoo.
Sue Sanders, from Schools Out, said they all were attempting to do was, to remind teachers that LGBT people were part of the population and could be included in most of the lessons .
David Watkins, a teacher involved in the scheme, said that whenever there was a maths problem, why does it have to involve a straight family or a boyfriend and girlfriend? Why not two boys or two girls?’
He added that it was not about teaching about gay sex, it was about divulging children to the idea that there are other types of people out there.
The Conservative MP and a member of the education select committee Craig Whittaker, on the other hand said that they were too far down the national comparative league tables in core subjects. Teachers should concentrate on those again.
John O’Connell, of campaign group TaxPayers’ Alliance, said that the parents would wonder if this was a right use of funds and time, particularly when the tight budgets are discussed all over.
The plans are funded by a 35,000 pound grant from education NGO Training And Development Agency For Schools.
They will be launched in February at the start of LGBT History Month. The LGBT History Month started in 2005 and has earlier concentrated more on raising awareness of prominent figures said to be homosexual.
A list on its website include Hadrian the Roman emperor and Michaelangelo the Renaissance painter.