Schools are Promoting Suicide and Mental Illness in Classrooms
Everyone was a child at one stage and everyone knows and understands what a stressful place school can be, at any stage. But parents have become outraged at what is being taught in schools and have accused school officials of “promoting suicide”.
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) scheme was implemented in schools, after a 1995 book by Daniel Goleman, who wrote about schools not focusing enough on emotional development and putting too much emphasis on academics.
Parents are pushing back, however, and say the SEL scheme has become a way for schools to indoctrinate their children, stating that the government has no business getting involved in their child’s mental well-being.
One Texas mother, told her child’s school board recently, that the scheme “advertises suicide” and that a counselor’s place in school was preparing a child for higher education.
Other parents have called SEL a way for the LGBTQ agenda to be slipped into classrooms, with schools allegedly encouraging students to question their sexuality.
There has also been an uproar in some schools, as some literature promoting paedophilia and gay porn is readily available at the school library.
Parent’s activist groups across the country have warned that consulting groups are making their way into schools and are replacing counselors.
The vice president of Parent’s Defending Education, Asra Nomani, told NBC news,
“What we need to do is to separate the authenticity of social and emotional learning from the activist, divisive agendas of profiteer consulting groups that are basically using our children to increase their bottom line.” adding that it has become “a vehicle for this quote-unquote ‘social justice activism’ and the indoctrination of controversial ideas related to race, sexuality and even gender and identity.”
Another parent activist group, No Left Turn in Education, warned that SEL is using tactics to ‘counsel’ students into not doing what their parents wants and working against the values that their parents have instilled in them.
The group addressed this in a Facebook post saying, “There are parents who raise their children with traditional family values and a biblical worldview only to have that shattered by adults in authority at school. Do you see it?”
The post continued, “SEL is dangerous. It may not lead to a sexual assault by an adult, but it will likely lead to some serious mental health struggles for many young people.”
“Look at the staggering number of very young women who now identify as transgender or gender fluid. Have you wondered why this is? SEL is not the only cause, but it is certainly contributing to some of the identity issues of our day,”
A recent Gallup Poll indicated that a staggering 39 per cent of the population, aged 18 to 24 years old, identify as belonging in some way to the LGBTQ community.
Dig into the data, however, and it shows that the vast majority of people who identify as bisexual, don’t actually engage in same sex relationships.
Statistically the LGBTQ community has a far higher rate of mental illness than its heterosexual counterparts, it also comes with a higher suicide rate, especially in those who identify as transgender.
Parents and activist groups argue that this apparent confusion with young adults’ sexual identities, is a direct result of the indoctrination the SEL scheme brings into the everyday lives of children. Confusion.