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As a retired therapist, with years of post graduate work in the subject of Child Psychology, as well as almost two decades in the field, I bluster at this entire scenario, meaning that the school principal and school board officials, who support this kind of exercise, are wading in a most perverse and dangerous area of the psyches of children.  Just what do these people, hope to accomplish?  The teacher is the last line of defense for the children in her/his care.  What was that teacher thinking?  What was the thinking of all involved in this fiasco?  None of the exercise lends support for an anti-bullying campaign.  In fact, it does just the opposite.  Students, required to participate, especially the girls “performing,” were bullied into acting out the drama in front of others, and they feared, rightly so, that others will react in negative and hurtful ways.  Authorities “bullied” the children, all students, as well as the parents, from beginning to end by supporting and implementing the subject matter without parental oversight.  Those school authorities, including the teacher, should be discharged without recommendations and/or a chance to resign.  To give these perpetrators any recommendations, or allowing any to resign, is repeating the behavior of the Catholic church when pedophile priests are simply moved into a new area with fresh “meat,” i.e., kids.

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Girls Told to Ask for Lesbian Kiss at School

 

CBNNews.com

Monday, April 29, 2013

 

http://cbn.com/tv/2325214225001

Parents of children attending a Red Hook, New York, middle school are outraged after a recent anti-bullying presentation at Linden Avenue Middle School.

 

The workshop for 13 and 14-year-old girls focused on homosexuality and gender identity. They were also taught words such as “pansexual” and “genderqueer.”

 

Parents say their daughters were told to ask one another for a kiss and they say two girls were told to stand in front of the class and pretend they were lesbians on a date.

 

“She told me, ‘Mom we all get teased and picked on enough. Now I’m going to be called a lesbian because I had to ask another girl if I could kiss her,'” parent, Mandy Coon, told reporters.

 

Coon says parents were given no warning about the presentation and there was no opportunity to opt-out. Both the school principal and the district superintendent are defending the workshops and advising they will schedule more.

 

“The school is overstepping its bounds in not notifying parents first and giving us the choice,” another parent said. “I thought it was very inappropriate. That kind of instruction is best left up to the parents.”

 

“I was absolutely furious — really furious,” a parent who asked to remain anonymous told reporter Todd Starnes, “These are just kids. I’m dumbfounded that they found this class was appropriate.”

 

Superintendent Paul Finch told The Poughkeepsie Journal the presentation was “focused on improving culture, relationships, communication and self-perceptions.”

 

“We may require more notification to parents in the future,” Finch said.

 

He claimed the sessions are required under the state Dignity for All Students Act, which prohibits harassment and bullying in the classroom.

 

Principal Katie Zahedi and guidance counselors at the middle school worked with Bard students to organize the workshops.

 

 

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