MA school takes a stand.
From the Boston Globe:
Lexington Superintendent of Schools Paul Ash said Estabrook has no legal obligation to notify parents about the book. ''We couldn't run a public school system if every parent who feels some topic is objectionable to them for moral or religious reasons decides their child should be removed," he said. ''Lexington is committed to teaching children about the world they live in, and in Massachusetts same-sex marriage is legal."
Sound fair to me. Of course, not everyone thinks that is even slightly reasonable.
Here's the deal: Apparently, in Massachusetts, schools are required to notify parents when sex-ed class begins -- which is in fifth grade. The "Parents' Rights Coalition" is pushing to have lessons that deal with sexual orientation lumped into that same category. They also want to change the rules so that parents have to opt-in rather than opt-out of the lessons. Automatic ignorance rather than automatic education. Bah.
Bah, I tell you. BAH.