|Action||Amendments Regarding Use of Controversial or Sensitive Instructional Materials|
|Comment Period||Ended on 1/15/2014|
Please protect family values and teachers by rejecting the current wording of the amendment.
We can preserve current safeguards without resorting to suspicion reminiscent of witch hunts.
How is a topic or book “potentially” explicit or sensitive? How do you define sensitive? Will teachers be dismissed because a phrase is NOT sensitive or sexually explicit, but because someone claims that it could be “potentially” taken that way? Will all puns, metaphors and minor innuendos become a criminal offense?
Bad cases make bad laws. Do not permit obscure, individual controversies - where people of good will differ – to become confusing and oppressing laws. This amendment is not necessary, and it will only create more confusion and conflicting regulations. Table it for now.