Readin', Writin' And The Rhythm Method: CPS To Teach Sex Ed In Kindergarten
By Julia Gray in News on Sep 4, 2013 7:25PM
The Chicago Public Schools just aren't getting enough press these daysmdash;what with the closing of 50 schools this past spring, the Safe Passage Zones through crappy areas, that pesky Chicago Teachers Union and Mayor Rahm Emanuel's just-beneath-the-surface-disdain for the whole dang district—until now.
Starting this school year and for 30 minutes a month, kindergartners will be taught about wee-wees, pee-pees, where babies come, and "show me on the doll where the bad man touched you," between lessons on how to ward off bullies, painting trees and bunnies, and nap time. Included in this new field of study for Chicago's wee ones, will be how there are many types of families in this day and age.
“As you identify body parts, you talk about should you be touched here or not,” said Stephanie Whyte, the CPS Chief Health Officer. “And if someone touches you, and it’s uncomfortable, you should tell a trusted adult.”
Parents will be allowed to preview the curriculum prior to each lesson and opt out of it if deemed inappropriate. Also, CPS will couch the lessons using language 5-year olds can understand.
Let's hope the lessons are as entertaining as this: