|Action||Amendments Regarding Use of Controversial or Sensitive Instructional Materials|
|Comment Period||Ends 1/15/2014|
Please Consider Clarifying or Removing
Thank you so much for allowing the public to comment on this amendment. Though I understand the basic idea behind this amendment and the importance of parents in their students' education, I find this amendment worrisome become it does not specifically clarify what “sensitive” material is: there are people who could argue that books like The Diary of Anne Frank or Elie Wiesel’s Night are sensitive because they deals with the horrific nature of war and the realities of the Holocaust. Marvelous classics dealing with real and hard issues - like Huckleberry Finn, The Scarlet Letter, The Crucible, and others - may not be studied by students as often for fear that the material covers too many controversial topics and some of the hallmarks of great American Literature may be lost.