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What makes HCMS think it's ok to have our kids read books with sexual content?

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Since: Nov 10

United States

#1 Nov 28, 2012
I am so ticked off right now. I just found out that HCMS is having my TWELVE year old daughter read a book with sexual content in it. I know they may not be the only school doing this, but I don't think it should be done without parental consent. I do my best to be sure that my daughter does not read/watch anything I deem inappropriate for her age, yet the school gives it to her behind my back! The book is not a school book, just a regular reading book called Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl. Now, I learned about Anne Frank when I was in school many years ago, but it had nothing to do with sex, so what makes them think it is relevant now? This is what one paragraph in the book says:

"I already had these kinds of feelings subconsciously before I came here, because I remember that once when I slept with a girl friend I had a strong desire to kiss her, and that I did do so. I could not help being terribly inquisitive over her body, for she had always kept it hidden from me. I asked her whether, as proof of our friendship, we should feel one another's breasts, but she refused. I go into ecstasies every time I see the naked figure of a woman, such as Venus, for example. It strikes me as so wonderful and exquisite that I have difficulty in stopping the tears rolling down my cheeks. If only I had a girl friend!"

I have no beef with the gay community, what they do is their business, but I DO NOT think the school's have a right to teach it to my child.
onlooker

Alpharetta, GA

#2 Nov 28, 2012
Did you contact the school? I have met the admin. I would doubt that they know.

“Home In Georgia Now”

Since: Jul 07

The "City of Gold" in Georgia

#3 Nov 29, 2012
Thank the liberal, left wing and the teachers unions for their influence over the operation of the schools. Well actually they are "government schools" are they not?? It will only get worse. That is why I am so supportive of home schooling and charter schools.
Wondering

Douglasville, GA

#4 Nov 30, 2012
What do you like about charter schools, is it the fact that they will take money away from public education with little oversite, is it so that we can resegregate our schools, is it so the disadvantaged will continue by not getting a good education, maybe it is so people can get jobs teaching that have no formal education. At least they want make so much money, we all know that teachers are getting rich

“Home In Georgia Now”

Since: Jul 07

The "City of Gold" in Georgia

#5 Nov 30, 2012
Wondering wrote:
What do you like about charter schools, is it the fact that they will take money away from public education with little oversite, is it so that we can resegregate our schools, is it so the disadvantaged will continue by not getting a good education, maybe it is so people can get jobs teaching that have no formal education. At least they want make so much money, we all know that teachers are getting rich
Throw up the race/rich vs poor crap. I love charter schools because it takes tax money from the GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS and lets parents pick schools that perform and actually teach their children. I like charter schools because they can get rid of crappy teachers who occupy space and collect a paycheck yet do nothing more.
PSD

Rome, GA

#6 Dec 1, 2012
John In North Carolina wrote:
<quoted text>Throw up the race/rich vs poor crap. I love charter schools because it takes tax money from the GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS and lets parents pick schools that perform and actually teach their children. I like charter schools because they can get rid of crappy teachers who occupy space and collect a paycheck yet do nothing more.
Charter schools will do what public ones won't and that's cut the waste
onlooker

Alpharetta, GA

#8 Dec 1, 2012
Charter schools are Profit centers and will cost more

Since: Nov 10

Temple, GA

#9 Dec 17, 2012
Yes, my husband called the principal and was told that it was out of his hands. The state apparently makes these decisions. I'm still not happy with it though. They need to make some serious changes. I don't know a lot about the charter school subject, but I do know that they are wanting to become a charter school. If they do, I hope we see improvements.
tomck

Lithonia, GA

#10 Dec 18, 2012
Is it the Rosa Parks book? A school here was going to use it, until the teachers read it first and basically said no way would they be teaching that in 5th grade. The state relented to save face.
Jesse

United States

#11 Dec 18, 2012
tomck wrote:
Is it the Rosa Parks book? A school here was going to use it, until the teachers read it first and basically said no way would they be teaching that in 5th grade. The state relented to save face.
I'd be interested to know that myself
Power of One

Cedartown, GA

#12 Dec 19, 2012
Rhiannon778 wrote:
I am so ticked off right now. I just found out that HCMS is having my TWELVE year old daughter read a book with sexual content in it. I know they may not be the only school doing this, but I don't think it should be done without parental consent. I do my best to be sure that my daughter does not read/watch anything I deem inappropriate for her age, yet the school gives it to her behind my back! The book is not a school book, just a regular reading book called Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl. Now, I learned about Anne Frank when I was in school many years ago, but it had nothing to do with sex, so what makes them think it is relevant now? This is what one paragraph in the book says:
"I already had these kinds of feelings subconsciously before I came here, because I remember that once when I slept with a girl friend I had a strong desire to kiss her, and that I did do so. I could not help being terribly inquisitive over her body, for she had always kept it hidden from me. I asked her whether, as proof of our friendship, we should feel one another's breasts, but she refused. I go into ecstasies every time I see the naked figure of a woman, such as Venus, for example. It strikes me as so wonderful and exquisite that I have difficulty in stopping the tears rolling down my cheeks. If only I had a girl friend!"
I have no beef with the gay community, what they do is their business, but I DO NOT think the school's have a right to teach it to my child.
Obviously you did not learn much of Anne Frank when you were in school. It is a beautiful and very moving story..written by a young girl, the age of your daughter. She not only lived, she grew and learned and blossomed in a place knowing a horror that your daughter will know only through words. You have looked at a story of a young girl in the middle of the holocaust and out of unspeakable tragedy all you are concerned with is that your daughter read that paragraph of a young girls fantasy, a fantasy of a moment of love.. You have reduced the worst horror the world has seen to this "I have no beef with the gay community" Is that what you see in the story of Anne Frank?
Unbelievable
Joe

Kennesaw, GA

#13 Dec 20, 2012
Power of One wrote:
<quoted text>Obviously you did not learn much of Anne Frank when you were in school. It is a beautiful and very moving story..written by a young girl, the age of your daughter. She not only lived, she grew and learned and blossomed in a place knowing a horror that your daughter will know only through words. You have looked at a story of a young girl in the middle of the holocaust and out of unspeakable tragedy all you are concerned with is that your daughter read that paragraph of a young girls fantasy, a fantasy of a moment of love.. You have reduced the worst horror the world has seen to this "I have no beef with the gay community" Is that what you see in the story of Anne Frank?
Unbelievable
I see the parent's POV here - the legacy of Anne Frank IS the story of her life during the horrific holocaust - throwing in a lesbian fantasy tarnishes and somewhat diminishes the moral of her survival!! And for young children who have amazingly remained innocent to the sexual overload of our society that is not an image they should be left with! You may not have a problem with it but it is not your decision nor is it right to provide sex Ed to other people's children.

One of the fundamental problems we have is a lack of respect for other peoples's views and other parents' perspectives
Wondering

Douglasville, GA

#14 Dec 20, 2012
You think they just threw in a fantasy, or maybe it was what she wrote. These kids are not going to be encouraged to be a lesbian by reading this anymore than deciding to hide out in an attic.

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