Article in Response to Controversy
The recent decision in Saxe v State College Area School District, that ruled that a school district’s anti-harassment policy was a violation of the First Amendment, makes it clear that we must change the way curricula and program development are managed in our schools. Usually a tolerance curriculum is written by teachers and/ or consultants specializing in a particular course of study. Its contents are usually material agreed upon by the content specialist for the subject of tolerance. Once the content specialist or teacher committee members write the tolerance curriculum or a school purchases a tolerance curriculum, the teachers in a school district are asked to teach the tolerance curriculum without any consultation.
"The Dilemma of School Anti-Harassment Policies and the First Amendment,"
Journal of Educational Controversy: Vol. 1
, Article 9.
Available at: http://cedar.wwu.edu/jec/vol1/iss1/9