A formal complaint was lodged by a local parent who was offended by the presence of profanity in the book, which includes passages that reference sexual assault.
The bill removes the restraints on teachers that prevent them from straying from professionally-developed science standards adopted by state educators.
A group of parents claim the New Trier High School’s Seminar Day does not include a fair balance of perspective.
Terms such as “inappropriate” are vague and over-inclusive, potentially leading to the exclusion of works of undeniable pedagogical value.
According to the bill, “no teacher may be prohibited from helping students understand, analyze, critique, or review in an objective scientific manner the strengths and weaknesses of scientific information.”