Marybeth Hicks

Across the fruited plain, New York City’s children will this year be required to take so-called comprehensive sexuality education in middle school and high school (something California mandated years ago). The idea behind this movement is to equip children with graphic information about sex, contraception, sexual orientation, gender identity and transgenderism because, according to the zealots on the left, these lessons will prevent teen pregnancy and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.

In the terminology of the day, these courses are “evidence based,” supposedly implying that they have been tested and determined to be effective. And they are, but it depends on what you aim to achieve.

If the goal is to corrupt children’s sexual innocence and undermine the authority of parents to introduce to their children such information as they see fit, then, yes, comprehensive sexuality education is certainly effective.

Concerned parents on both coasts are mobilizing to respond to the aggressive use of the classroom to promote the values and political goals of the left.

In California, an effort is under way to put a referendum on the ballot to overturn the “gay history” legislation, while New Yorkers are only beginning to realize that the edict of their superintendent means parents must assert their authority to opt out of sexuality education.

It doesn’t take a social scientist to note that the decline in American public education coincides with the expansion of social indoctrination in our classrooms. These two examples from the coasts are just the ones in today’s headlines; the movement permeates every subject, from history and government to science and math.

Yes, there is social justice math.

Educators are quick to tell America that they can’t be expected to “do it all.” I couldn’t agree more. They ought to stop using classrooms for political purposes and simply educate our kids.

Marybeth Hicks

Marybeth Hicks is the author of Don't Let the Kids Drink the Kool-Aid: Confronting the Left's Assault on Our Families, Faith, and Freedom (Regnery Publishers, 2011).