|Action||Amendments Regarding Use of Controversial or Sensitive Instructional Materials|
|Comment Period||Ends 1/15/2014|
Reject Amendments Regarding Use of Controversial or Sensitive Instructional Materials
I thank you for the opportunity to address and voice my concerns about the proposed amendment requiring teachers to advertise the "controversial or sensitive instructional materials." They've all been stated in the massive outpouring of comments that precede this one. In the interest of presenting something orginal, I think Ray Bradbury, who wrote a book about this very concern, said it best. I'll let him take it from here. The following excerpt may be found in Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. It's part of Captain Beatty's lesson to the reader about why the public stopped reading.