Kansas Parents Want Books Removed from Curriculum

I wanted to link to this article to show just how far liberalism has penetrated our education system and just how far outside of the decision making process parents have been thrust.
The schools truly believe that parents have no right at all to decide what their children are taught. Schools are all knowing and all powerful where your children are concerned.

(AgapePress) – Concerned parents in one Kansas school district are seeking to get 14 books removed from high school reading lists because they contain obscenities, vulgar language, or sexually explicit material.
The effort is being led by parents with the group
Citizens for Literary Standards in Schools, which believes students in Blue Valley schools are being required to read some novels that are pornographic in nature. However, the Blue Valley Board of Education is refusing to remove the controversial books from the district’s high school curriculum.
Greg Motley, a spokesman for the parents group, says the board has a troubling moral worldview — “and they’re extremely sure that our worldview is not correct,” he adds.
Still, he encourages parents to take action on behalf of their children. “I think what it’s going to take for [the board] to get the message that they need to listen to parents, is for more parents [to make] a stand,” says Motley. “It’s going to take more parents opting their kids out of the classes that are requiring these books to be read.”
But according to the group spokesman, money may be the reason that some parents are hesitating to do anything. He says the economic climate in the community is such that some business-owning parents are taking a financial hit for publicly taking a stand against the books.
“It’s a very difficult line to draw in the sand to say I’m going to make my kid walk out of this classroom,” he says, “[because] I’m going to cause my kid to be ostracized by the group of peers that he values — and secondly, that my business might suffer because of the adverse publicity that I receive.”
Steve Abrams, chairman of the Kansas State Board of Education, recently stated that “superintendents and local boards of education in some districts continue to promulgate pornography as ‘literature,’ even though many parents have petitioned the local boards to remove the porn.” Motley says his group currently has 800 people on a petition saying the 14 books should be not read by any students in the Blue Valley School District.

Aside from new blood on Boards of Education, I’m not sure what parents can do. Even as a group, parents have no threat to levy at a school board other than drumming up enough support to have them voted out during the next election or perhaps a recall election.
The problem is, getting enough others parents concerned and involved to make a difference.

Pray long and hard for our Children!!

2 Responses to “Kansas Parents Want Books Removed from Curriculum”

  1. jayla says:

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