Really Jeff? The curriculum is designed to teach the "wonderful variations" of the world we live in? That's it? Then why kindergarten? That kind of teaching belongs in Social Studies (which I have repeatedly stated that I support). You have to be smarter than that Jeff.<quoted text>
The curriculum is designed to teach about the variations that children will find in this wonderful world we live in. The fact that you want to teach your children to despise that which is wonderful is of no import to us. You will have to do that on your own. Our schools are responsible to teach about the world they live in.
In elementary school, I learned about polygamy, even though there were no legally recognized polygamous marriages in the town I grew up in. We also learned about Judaism, even though there were very few Jews in our school. We learned about Islam, even though there were fewer Muslims than gays in our town. We learned about Hinduism, although there was no community of Hindus.
Somehow, we managed to learn about these alternatives without throwing off the Christian traditions that we were brought up in. And our lives were richer for celebrating various religious holidays throughout the month of December, not just Christmas.
You are the biggest coward I've met on Topix. You are afraid that, exposed to the wider world, you will be unable to teach your values to your children. You have little faith in your values.
Nor should you.
You are either intentionally being dishonest or you are fooling yourself. What is going on here is obvious.
And I have repeatedly stated what I wish to teach my children and why on this matter. When you call me a "coward" and that I teach my children to "despise" you are being dishonest again. Please respond to what I actually post and not your assumptions or stereotypes.