Re: Boston Dad Arrested After Protesting School Use of Books Discussing Gay Households
Not that this father was behaving this way, but a question I have concerning this topic....
How far should schools go to promote tolerance and diversity? Suppose a parent comes forth and says they want to raise their child to be a racist homophobic bigot. Do the schools have the power to usurp parental control and present the child with morality-based views that are in contradiction to what they are being taught at home? (In other words, do the schools have a duty to ensure that the children they turn out are not racist bigots, in spite of what the parents may do?) Or do (and should) the parents have the ultimate say wiht how their child is raised, regardless of how repugnant their views are?