“These teachers are supposed to be us when we’re not there. They’re supposed to be role models. […] I wanted the opportunity to have the permission sent to me in form of a permission slip.” – Jane Kazor, mother of a student at Marina High School (in HBUHSD)
And this is precisely why the Huntington Beach Union High School District is considering requiring parental permission for teacher to show R-rated movies in class. Due to all the parents like Jane Kazor expressing concern over “inappropriate material” being shown in class, the district now feels compelled to act. Because of all the uproar, teachers may soon be required to ask their students to return parental permission slips to see movies like “Schindler’s List” or “Saving Private Ryan” or “Little Miss Sunshine” in class.
So what do you think about this proposed new policy for Huntington Beach high schools? Do you think parents should have a say in what movies their kids should see in school? Do you think the district may be going too far in restricting teachers’ curriculum? What do you think about this furor over R-rated movies in class?
I want to hear what you have to say about this proposed policy for HB high schools. Is this affirming parental rights? Or is this going too dangerously close to classroom censorship?
Go ahead. Make my day. Fire away and have your say!