In the debate over the proposed sex-ed curriculum, it appears that two important points have been overlooked by both Mr. Messinger and the school board.
First, the money that pays for our schools, be they buildings, books, curriculum development, teachers and administrators, is paid by and large by parents of school kids in the form of taxes and fees. Judging from the passionate reaction of a large amount of parents, the proposed plan is not what they want. Serious dialogue between the two sides is called for.
Parents have a vested interest in all of this. It is their children, and it is their money the schools spend. So far, some have been shut out of the process.
To hear applause, you bring the left hand and the right hand together. I only hear the sound of one hand clapping.
The other point is that children are not the property of the state. Parents have not only the right, but also the duty, to impart their knowledge, their beliefs and values to their children. A school district, or teacher, or superintendent who tramples on those rights and responsibilities of parents is asking for trouble.
Listen to the parents. So far, I hear only the sound of one hand clapping.
Mike Kecskes Sr.