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Education Reporter
NUMBER 167 THE NEWSPAPER OF EDUCATION RIGHTS DECEMBER 1999

For Chicago Schoolchildren, 'It's Elementary'

Promoting the homosexual agenda to children as young as first grade through use of the controversial video "It's Elementary" has been a goal of homosexual activists since the film was released in 1996. A flap erupted last summer when more than 100 public television stations agreed to air the program. "It's Elementary" is also making its way into many of the nations school district's as a teacher training tool, "unifying" (as the Washington Times 9-3-99 put it) "what some say is a growing move to incorporate homosexual issues into school curriculums."

According to the Times, Chicago school officials announced at the start of the school year that all 589 of the districts principals would view the film and receive a copy for their schools, adding that it would not be shown to students. A week later they backtracked, saying that principals would "be told about the film during the training sessions" and could "request a copy for their schools." A city official who helped bring the film into the district was to conduct the training sessions.

"It's Elementary" is also being used in the San Francisco Unified School District.

Critics contend that homosexual issues should not be discussed in school, especially with young children. Colorado Board of Education member Patti Johnson, who opposes the use of the film in her state, told the Washington Times: "I don't think you have to go into big, deep explanations [about homosexuality], especially when kids are little."

What's in 'It's Elementary?'

  • Asha's Mums, a book about a little girl with two lesbian mothers, is read to first and second-graders.

  • Third-graders debate homosexual marriage.

  • Teachers discuss their homosexuality with students.

  • Homosexuals visit middle- and high-school classrooms to speak to students.

  • Elementary-school students attend a pro-homosexual assembly.

  • Several lines in the script show anti-Christian bias.


 
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