To The Daily Sun,
While I do not know William Baer, the parent who led the opposition to one page in a book, I do wonder about the word "hero" be applied. Might it be we tend to overuse such a term to laud one who agrees with us? And I strongly suspect those students who were all right with the reading material did not support that book out of fear, as indicated in a recent editorial letter, because their grade "depended on it". I merely suggest one speak with those high school students who read this book and then make judgement.
It is my understanding that the prior and proven practice in Gilford regarding this book has historically required parental permission. Also, from what I have read, this situation was an admitted oversight. This occurrence has been the topic of newspapers, radio programming as well as television. Parents who want nothing to do with the public school system (not in reference to Carol Anderson) came forth to throw stones. All this regarding an admitted oversight?
When I taught in Gilford, the parents of students in the school were incredibly invested and supportive. In my career there, I am certain there were oversights on my part at any given time as I am not prone to perfection. Had the stones been thrown each time I made a mistake, I would be long gone.
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