http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/metropolitan/2839664 BEAUMONT - A Southeast Texas businessman is upset that his son's English class watched Michael Moore's scathing documentary on President Bush and his handling of events after the terrorist attacks. Michael Kurth, a veteran, said he was opposed to the film Fahrenheit 9/11 based on its R rating and political partisanship. His son, Matthew, 17, said that he put his head on his desk and tried to sleep through it. "It bothered me," he said. Moore's condemnation of Bush's actions regarding the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon became the first documentary to top the $100 million mark domestically. In the film, Moore examines the Bush administration's alleged financial ties to Saudi Arabia and the bin Laden family. "It is spun to a very liberal viewpoint," Kurth said. "It is absolutely wrong for teachers to take a political position with some of these kids at legal voting age." Michael Ryals, principal of Pathways Learning Center, said he previewed part of the film before he allowed the teacher to show it in class Friday. "I didn't hear anything that was offensive to me," he told the Beaumont Enterprise in Saturday's editions, adding that he did not know of the R rating. Ryals said one student told him of another movie that takes an opposing view and that he urged the student to bring it Monday to be previewed. Pathways is an alternative school for students moved from their home campuses for disciplinary reasons. Kurth said his son is at the school for 40 days after having too many tardies. Beaumont Independent School District spokeswoman Jolene Ortego said she assured Kurth the matter would be addressed by Monday morning. School board trustee John Williams said R-rated films should not be shown without parental consent. Kurth, 39, said he watched the film and decided he did not want his family to see it. Okay, so this is another to add to the list: A picture of the President of the United States in the classroom: Teacher gets suspended. A propoganda movie by an anti-Bush fat guy shown in the classroom: All part of the educational system. Got it.