CHILDREN as young as 11 years old are being asked to design a poster to promote condoms.
High schools across Greater Manchester are being lined up by condom manufacturer Durex in a contest to promote National Condom Week, with �1,000 of computer equipment for the school, college or youth group that comes up with the best poster.
Durex say the idea is to promote good sexual health and safer sex. But headteachers at the city’s Roman Catholic high schools are all set to boycott the competition.
Brian McNulty, headteacher at St Matthew’s RC High School in Moston and spokesman for heads of catholic schools in the city, claims the competition is a veiled ploy to sell condoms to young people.
He fears it could encourage promiscuity – and Catholic schools in the city will not take part. “They can talk about it as if it is a social service,” he said, “but I think they are actually involved in advertising.
It seems like schools in the US as well as in the UK are turning into training grounds for attitudes and behaviors rather than institutions for education. Recently I went to my 3rd grader’s Christmas pageant, and I didn’t see any posters about the value of reading, or banners promoting various academic disciplines, or even display cases full of samples of student work. All of the displays were banners about respecting one another and not making threats.
I realize that such an agenda is not as pernicious as a pro-condom agenda, but I can’t help wondering what is next, when schools forget that teaching and learning are supposed to be their emphasis. It doesn’t surprise me that some schools are now pandering to sex advertisers, since so many have lost their sense of purpose in providing education.
Is protecting the innocense of youth no longer valued? 11?? Come on.
Homeschool if you can. I used to teach and you would be shocked if you knew what school districts are pushing….
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