By choosing to remove the book, a precedent is set for the success of future book challenges that place objectionable content over pedagogical merit.
The objecting New London parents say that the book features “gratuitous and unnecessary” profanity and sexual references.
The bill is vague, allowing challenges and changes to curricular selections made by ideological actors.
The parents claim that the school taught solely Islamic religious practices in a World Culture and Geography curriculum, ignoring education in other world religions.
The decision to cancel the play was understandable, given the controversy around the photo, but was it the best decision that could have been made?