When R.B. Sinclair learned her 4-year-old daughter’s preschool would be teaching lessons on sexual diversity she was justifiably concerned and voiced her uneasiness with the curriculum.
How did the Denver School handle Sinclair’s valid concerns? They kicked her daughter out of preschool and believe me nobody expected this reaction from the school. Parents should be able to voice their concerns over things that they are not comfortable with when it comes to their children.
The school should’ve at least contacted the parents to let them know what they were doing, but in this day of education, a lot of school instructors are doing things without parents’ consent.
From Denver Post:
A 4-year-old Aurora girl was kicked out of a preschool last month when her parents raised questions about books read in her class, including ones that told the stories about same-sex couples and worms unsure about their gender.
“I think at this age they don’t know what bias is. They could have kids from Mars and they would still play with each other,” Sinclair said. “It’s not that she isn’t exposed to diversity, because it is the world we live in, but how are they having these conversations?”
A Queer Endeavor, an initiative started in the School of Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has helped train 2,500 teachers over the past three years, including those in Boulder and in the St. Vrain Valley School District.
“Times are changing,” said Bethy Leonardi, a research associate and co-founder of A Queer Endeavor…
“Kids might say, ‘My mommy is this’ or ‘My daddy doesn’t live with us,’ ” Bloemen said. “Or preschoolers go, ‘How come you’re brown’ and another child will say, ‘I don’t know.’ They’ll ask the teacher, who might say, ‘We are all alike and we are all different.’
Sinclair also worries that her daughter’s education was interrupted to prioritize one type of diversity over another. It was two days after meeting with the principal that Sinclair was handed a letter saying it was the girl’s last day in school and that the situation was “not a good fit.”
“Meanwhile, there was no consideration for the bias against my family’s culture, faith, and concerns,” Sinclair said.
If this were my child, I would be hopping mad, and I probably would have pulled one of those father cards by visiting the school to let them know just how unacceptable this lesson is for my daughters.
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