Parents in the U.S. are refusing to let their children suffer, even as some say they are willing to risk the lives of their children to defend their nation’s children.
Many parents say they feel no need to sacrifice their children for the sake of their nation and no one should ever have to, said Lisa Anderson, who is leading a statewide petition campaign to have children be taught to respect the country’s borders and not to risk their lives.
“If I’m going to put my children at risk, then I am not putting them in harm’s way,” she said.
“They are my babies.
If I am going to sacrifice them for the country, why not put them in the same position as a child soldier?”
Anderson is one of several parents in a growing list of people who are urging the U of M to stop teaching children to be cowards and instead to teach them to respect borders.
The U. of M is one the nation’s largest universities, and it has about 20,000 students in its elementary, middle and high school.
The school also serves as a hub for international humanitarian efforts.
In recent months, many parents in the United States have said they feel they cannot live with the thought of their child being taken by force, and some have even gone so far as to tell their children that they would rather die than go to war.
A number of U.K.-based families have spoken out about the fear they feel, but others are speaking out as well, including a mother who told a U.N. human rights council meeting in Geneva that her two daughters were not taught to be “warlike” or “defensive” and were told to “be a child of the country.”
The mother said her daughters were taught to “show compassion” and “never be afraid” and that they were told “be brave” and to “trust in your country.”
She added that the children were also told to respect their elders and that “every single day is the day to show your love.”
U.S.-based parents are also voicing their concerns in the media.
In an editorial published Thursday in The New York Times, parents say that many American children have been trained to be defensive, which is not something they can or should have been taught.
Parents are worried that some of these young people will never be able to learn to be respectful to others and to respect others’ beliefs.
They fear that they will become a threat to society because of their lack of respect.
Some parents are taking matters into their own hands.
In a video that was uploaded to YouTube by a U-M parent on Tuesday, an American family in California said they had stopped their two daughters from going to a class at a U of T engineering college to learn how to build a robot that could carry a heavy payload, because they fear that if their children do go to school, they will be taught not to respect people who have different beliefs and different beliefs than they do.
In other cases, American parents are pushing back against the American school system and calling for change in the curriculum.
In June, U-Mass Amherst University students began the process of raising money to hire armed security guards at their high school, saying they feared being bullied because they were not allowed to use a gun.
The school system has said it will provide armed guards, but not in classrooms.
In March, the U-N Children’s Fund launched a campaign to end the “cowardly” teaching of children to respect boundaries and protect their nation.