Editor Nicole Krawcke firstname.lastname@example.org
2:22 pm on Saturday, February 4, 2012
Well, the parents and those who have rallied with their aren't willing to backdown and have recommended a full review by unqualified community members of curriculum drafted by highly educated, trained and informed teachers and administrators.
I would celebrate the freedom of expression here if it's rhetoric weren't on direct violation of the First Amendment.
I for one won't stop defending the integrity of this curriculum until the current superintendent, his administrators and the Board of Education also stand up for the high quality education currently under attack in this district.
7:06 pm on Friday, February 3, 2012
I have to point out, several courses do use the Bible as literature in the curriculum. In fact, AP English cites a familiarity with the King James Bible as very helpful to the study of the course.
Politics is not what motivates those of us who are defending the schools, teachers ad curriculum.However, proponents of banning the book from the classroom have called the books "liberal" and have requested books with a more "conservative" viewpoint be taught. These books are not political.
The reason so many are such strong advocates for their inclusion is because they do not make a political statement, but present a realistic exploration of humanity while engaging students in analytical frameworks they can then use to inform their own opinions.
The political affiliation of censors are questionable when they use resources provided to them by membership in a political party. Resources including websites, email lists and public forums whose origins are political in nature.
It is especially troubling when these same people who seek to change our public schools, either as community members of through elected positions like school board trustees, advocate for charter schools- for-profit entities siphoning money from our public schools.
Considering these elements does not indicate poor journalism or a misinformed public. Rather, it indicates that many people have investigated this situation at multiple levels to understand the issue holistically and comprehensively.
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