Posts Tagged ‘ school board meeting ’

Fun Home Under Fire in New Jersey

May 29, 2018
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Fun Home Under Fire in New Jersey

Fun Home is under attack again, this time in a New Jersey High School. Steve DiSturco and Mark Bisci, two parents of students at Watchung Hills Regional High School, want the award-winning graphic novel removed from the 12th grade curriculum due to “the sexually explicit nature.” Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home is a graphic novel memoir…

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Parents Complain About Michigan High School Course Materials

March 29, 2018
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Parents Complain About Michigan High School Course Materials

Linden Board of Education has developed policy changes to address parents’ concerns that the teaching materials being used were inappropriate. Six months ago, parents complained because they were unaware that R-rated movies were shown in classrooms and reading assignments contained graphic material. Superintendent Russ Ciesielski said that the school had not been following their own…

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Texas School Board Stands Ground on Sixth Grade Required Reading

September 22, 2016
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The school board in Argyle, Texas, is standing their ground regarding two required reading titles despite a small number of parents asserting that the books are not age-appropriate and tackle tough concepts best discussed at home. The books in question, Andy Mulligan’s Trash and Francesco D’Adamo’s Iqbal, became the center of debate during Monday’s school board meeting open…

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