School Veto Power Over Books On Reading List
Why should or shouldn?t we let parents have veto power over which books their children may be taught in public schools There are many theories on this topic and feelings go both ways. Can parents really have an important opinion or do they have to just agree with the books that have been put on the list Obviously this question has to be addressed and action must take place, but what do we do
In my opinion, the school?s English department carries most of the power in public schools when deciding which books will be read by the students. If a representative group of parents, teachers or administrators view a particular book unacceptable for students, then there should be an opportunity for them to discuss their consensus with those who have an opposing view. The teachers decision is not the final decision in this case. For example, if a word is used in a book that the teachers see as adequate for children to read but others disagree, some type of voting system should be set up to settle this problem.
One reason that teachers choose a book for students to read is that they hope
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