Oct. 3rd, which begins promptly at 6:00 p.m.
Item 11A on Core Literature List.
(Across Janss Road from the Janss Library – in the South building.
See sign “Conejo Unified School District” on the building.
Parking lot is adjacent to the building, but it will fill up, so arrive early!)
To those who were not able to make it to last Monday’s discussion meeting, here is a brief summary by Dr. Amy Chen. She was shocked when she read Snow Falling on Cedars, required reading for her 11th grade son in a CVUSD school. Although the uproar over that book thankfully got it retracted from the class list for the time being, she is concerned that it and other controversial books are still on the CVUSD approved book list.
Monday, Sept. 25 – Brief Summary of Special meeting at CVUSD:
1) The teachers seem to misunderstand what we are objecting to. They focused their comments on defending their qualifications to teach tough topics and the importance of teaching tough topics. They claim they are prepared to cover difficult themes well. They cite various examples from the classics such as Lord of the Flies, Of Mice and Men, and Night.
Plan to be there to show support for Board members John Andersen, Sandee Everett, and Michael Dunn’s efforts to turn this ship back around. The superintendent needs to know the pulse of the community before he can be convinced. Therefore it is very important that the Superintendent, Dr. Mark McLaughlin, knows that we are around and will hold him accountable. He honestly doesn’t know how many people support parental rights and removal of controversial books.
Tomorrow is our chance to let the Superintendent, Board members, and staff know what we support.