Dallas schools let parents take lead in teaching kids: School board put limits on Simon play
Statesman Journal (Salem)
Brighton Beach memoirs by Neil Simon
Dallas High School
parents, Dallas School Board
Play restricted to use in an advanced theater class.
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.
parent involvement in education, children's' education, teaching controversial subjects