Looks Like The Massachusetts School Violated The Law Too

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    Where there is a dispute about the reasons for his son being beat up in the school yard, we do know the following to be true:

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    David Parker objected to homosexual curriculum in his son's kindergarten class. At a meeting with the principal of the school last year Parker requested that the school inform him of when homosexual discussions would take place, so he could exclude his son from the activity. The principal refused and Parker said he would not leave until his request was granted. School administration called the police and had Parker charged with trespassing.

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    Looks like the principal vioated state law. I wonder if anything will happen to him.

    Um....NO.

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    The General Laws of Massachusetts

    PART I. ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT

    TITLE XII. EDUCATION

    CHAPTER 71. PUBLIC SCHOOLS

    MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

    Chapter 71: Section 32A. Sex education; policy regarding notice to parents, exception

    Section 32A. Every city, town, regional school district or vocational school district implementing or maintaining curriculum which primarily involves human sexual education or human sexuality issues shall adopt a policy ensuring parental/guardian notification. Such policy shall afford parents or guardians the flexibility to exempt their children from any portion of said curriculum through written notification to the school principal. No child so exempted shall be penalized by reason of such exemption.

    Said policy shall be in writing, formally adopted by the school committee as a school district policy and distributed by September first, nineteen hundred and ninety-seven, and each year thereafter to each principal in the district. A copy of each school district’s policy must be sent to the department of education after adoption.

    To the extent practicable, program instruction materials for said curricula shall be made reasonably accessible to parents, guardians, educators, school administrators, and others for inspection and review.

    The department of education shall promulgate regulations for adjudicatory proceedings to resolve any and all disputes arising under this section.

    From: http://www.mass.gov/legis/laws/mgl/71-32a.htm
     
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    t-20 until somebody brings up the old romantic idea of 'an unjust law is no law at all.'
     
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    The material in question did not mention "sexuality" or "homosexuality". It only mentioned a possible family structure with two "fathers". I did not say they were gay. Mr. Parker assumed that part.

    Again, has anyone watched Full House? Three girls being raised by three men in San Francisco?

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