SB48 widely misunderstood, won't teach kids lewd content
I have read a lot about SB48, and felt compelled to write. Those that are against SB48 seem to be under the impression that this bill will make it a requirement for teachers to educate students about sex specifically related to gay, lesbian or transgender citizens.
However, if you actually read the bill, that is not the intent at all:
"Existing law requires instruction in social sciences to include a study of the role and contributions of both men and women to the development of California and the United States. This bill would require instruction in social sciences to also include a study of the role and contributions of Native Americans, African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, European Americans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans, and other ethnic and cultural groups, to the development of California and the United States."
This bill will simply provide our children with a full view of the
world around them rather than shadowing or ignoring important historical
events. There isn't a School Board, or teacher, that would teach your
children lewd content. Everything taught in a school is carefully
thought out, and children are constantly protected by all school staff
from anything related to sexual content.
This bill is not about teaching children about sex; it is about
teaching children history. An example of what I believe this bill would
mean to you is this: If teachers decided to teach their class about
Harvey Milk (the first openly gay man to hold a public office), they
would be able to do so. Currently, a School Board, or other
administration could prevent a teacher from educating their students on
this topic, as sexual orientation is not one of the currently listed
With SB48, a teacher would now have the option to teach their
students about Harvey Milk's heroic life story (fighting discrimination
and accomplishing goals no matter what) with the only interference from
the higher-ups being how that content is brought to the student.
This bill is not about teaching your children how to be gay, lesbian
or transgender. This bill is not about teaching your children how a gay,
lesbian or transgender sexual relationship works. It is about including
all of our wonderful citizens'?stories as it relates to the
"development of California and the United States."?
America worsening since 1970; the two major parties to blame
People have talked about very many problems and in my view there are
just two of them: Republicans and Democrats. If everyone could read our
history carefully, both parties would die forever.
Almost everyone is addicted to one of the parties knowing that both
are crooks and intelligent liars, ignoring us ignorant folks and
violating the international law every day.
As Jesus was against killing and stealing, I agree with his peaceful
morals completely, even though I became an atheist in 1944.
Until 1970 or so, we had some progress. After that we have had
retrogression, probably toward becoming apes again.
Many things could be improved here, but SWMA not one of them
After reading Martha McClure's Sept. 23 Coastal Voices piece, "Do
this in the open," I was moved to write a letter to the editor about the
proposed restructure or elimination of the Solid Waste Management
I agree with Martha's comments, as well as Donald Thompson's and
Ralph Johansen's Sept. 27 letters to the editor concerning this same
I can think of a number of things that should be changed or improved
in Crescent City, but why try to change or eliminate something that
obviously is working very well?
If it's not broken, don't try to fix it.