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Florida: House Passes Bill to Protect "Parents' Rights" vs. School System

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The Florida bill  protects 'parents' rights' against decisions by any type of school system (public, private, & home schooling), vouchsafing rights to spike objectionable instructional material “based on beliefs regarding morality, sex, and religion or the belief that such materials are harmful.”  It permits opt-outs for students on issues ranging from sex education to vaccination.  Ravitch asks:  'Do parents have the right to censor the curriculum to protect their child  If parents object to their child learning about certain episodes in history (i.e the Holocaust. slavery or genocide), may their child be excused from those classes. If parents don’t want their child to be taught by a teacher whose religion is different from their parents, can they switch teachers? Some Democrats thought that the emphasis should be on children’s rights.'


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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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