Franklin, Tn ParentS And The Republicans Seeking To Force Revisions To School Textbooks & Curriculum
1. Does disagreeing with another's social & political views mean that information about the opposing group be censored or told strictly from your point of view?
2. Hezbollah & Hamas are political groups, whom have each have recently won elections in their region's legislative branches.
3. Supposedly America is "different" from those "other" countries that don't have freedom of speech & where the government tells the people what they are suppossed to believe.
4. Responsible parents would simply take this as an opportunity to sit down, as a family, and discuss these types of topics. Teach your own child; or someone else will.
For the record, Williamson County School Board representatives assert that the book is not biased; and that the book "gives equal weight to competing argument and does not take any position." School Superintendent Mike Looney went on to warn of the "slippery slope" that comes with banning books simply because of opposing views. "I think the critical question to answer is: Does the book create an opportunity for students to engage in deep dialogue about important issues in the world? And I think that it does that in the context of geography."