Article Title

Dallas schools let parents take lead in teaching kids: School board put limits on Simon play

Authors

Newspaper

Statesman Journal (Salem)

Date

2-18-1996

Challenged Material

Brighton Beach memoirs by Neil Simon

Reading Level

adult

Location

Dallas High School

Participants

parents, Dallas School Board

Outcome

Play restricted to use in an advanced theater class.

Abstract

This editorial celebrates the school as the place to learn about controversial subjects so that students will have the intellectual and emotional maturity as adults to deal with tough issues. The piece was written in response to the decision by the Dallas School Board to restrict the use of "Brighton Beach Memoirs" to an advanced theater class, which is closed to freshmen students.

Keywords

parent involvement in education, children's' education, teaching controversial subjects

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