Parents of children in government schools are mounting another campaign against the obsession the federal government has with the sex lives of children.
Since 2009, Duval County Public Schools have taken an annual survey of children, asking them very detailed questions about sex.
“How old were you when you had sexual intercourse for the first time?” it asks of children as young as 10.
Both Moms for Liberty and County Citizens Defending Freedom are calling on parents to get involved in what they call the “invasive data mining” of students.
A bevy of parents spoke in opposition to the survey at this weeks School Board meeting.
“Children are growing up with their senses assaulted by all forms of sexual content in the media,” Kathleen Murray of CCDF told the board. She said the questions on the survey implant the subject of sex in a child’s mind and once seen could not be unseen.
The children who participate are not identified by name in the Youth Risk Behavior Survey.
The information that is gathered is sent to the federal Centers for Disease Control.
But what does it have to do with educating children and what possible need does the federal government have for such private information about children, collected without parental input or oversight?
Education is a local responsibility. The federal government has no legitimate role and, indeed, had none until about 50 years ago.
Parents can opt out of the survey. This is backwards. It should be voluntary, with parents choosing to let their children participate.
Only five school districts in Florida participate in this federal government scheme. Duval does not need to be one of them.
Because of the government and the woke movement, children are bombarded with sex and race, rather than reading, writing, math and history.
The plea of concerned parents can’t be repeated often enough: educate, don’t indoctrinate.