My kids school is having a mock election! She's in 3rd grade. Shouldn't schools worry about teaching math and reading since they say kids aren't testing well. We don't follow politics in my house. I don't care, we're gonna be screwed eithe way!
At my daughters school, the2-4 graders have bible class during school and they walk to the church in the cold, rain...
I'm agnostic but I'm gonna let my daughter believe in her own beliefs. They shouldn't push religion on kids.
That's the parents job!
Schools need to teach kids what they need to learn so they can be successful in life.
Well they always did little elections when I was in school! I do not think kids really get it but w.e. And as far as religion I do not belive on pushing it on people but I am a Christian and if my daughter chooses that route then she can speak her mind freely! In my opinion! Again not pushing it on anyone...
I don't see an issue with voting and elections being taught. It's often covered around 3rd grade when teaching children about the three branches of government and their entities.
The local school near us is doing a mock election where each class has candidates that are running, campaign helpers to help the candidates and the rest of the class votes for their class leader. I don't think I'd want schools to cover the 'real' campaign as it encompasses idea's and views that would be over many 3rd graders heads and most of their own views would most often mirror what is taught at home.
Religion doesn't belong in public schools, however any private religious school has a right to encompass it into their daily routines. There should always be some separation at public schools when it comes to political and religious views. If you feel your local public school has stepped over a boundary then I would talk to your local board of education as walking to a specific church is most definitely not a normal activity for public schools to partake in.
That does sound rediculous. I would be livid if they were having bible study at our school. I'm agnostic also and dh is atheist, I also will allow my children to believe what they want but WOULD NOT approve of having this taught in school. I'm sure you can withdraw her from that class. They can not push that on you. What happened to seperation of church and state.
I do understand teaching the imporatance of voting for their future, but that seems a little young.
I would definitely look into have my child removed from the church class. I want my children to be taught about the big bang (not what I usually call it, but it's what everyone knows it as) and evultion. Just my thoughts on the matter.