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Linda R.
Loveland, CO
Post #: 484
Ruth McLeod wrote:

"It's not that they have an after-school program. It's that they intentionally blur the lines between school officials and their program. In some cases it has been reported that the after-school program teacher will volunteer as a teaching aide in the classroom so she could make it seem more like the things she was teaching after school was what the public school promoted. This is the problem with this group. Children are becoming confused with the public school teaches and what the after-school program is teaching."

There is no law against a person engaging in both activities. For the parents who send their children to GNC, they won't care about any blurring or confusion. For those children who do not attend the after-school GNC, any confusion would probably be minimal. I suspect that most young children are likely to follow their parents' convictions in any case.

This confusion business is more a responsibility of the middle and high schools to clarify for students Constitutional issues involving the separation of church and state.

There are disturbing and harmful in-school programs/policies, such as KidsHopeUSA, which about which atheists/humanist might be able do something.

I think if we polled kids, we'd find they'd most like to get rid of the Bible-based-spare-the-rod corporal punishment. We would have every mental/medical professional organization and the ACLU on our side.

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