@openmindedchristian - You should make sure you know all the facts before you make your ever so charming statement of "I don't believe there is any evidence here of one group condemning the other". I really don't care who is on which side, I agree that this all started because of opposition. But the "heat" that has been turned on about withdrawing this book is strictly from the administration, not the parents or the teachers. There have been no riots or petitions passed around by parents or citizens of Dade County, to have this book banned. From what I do know about this situation some of the teachers are upset at administration for pulling the book but since administration signs their checks, they can't take their frustrations out on them so they are giving it to the parents who simply just wanted their children to read something else. The parents, that I know that have opposed the book, wasn't out for blood or media exposure. They just voiced their opinion to the teachers and principal about their child not reading it. The principal had not read the book but after he read it he made the choice to pull the book. From there it went to the superintendant, then to the media, from the media to the papers to these immature comments that are criticizing the parents. Everyone needs to take a step back and check themselves personally. One more question for you "openmindedchristian" - are you able to scroll through the comments that have been left? If so, how can you say that "there is no evidence of one group condemning the other"...Really?
WOW! Where are the adults at? From what I've read you all act like small children! Aren't ADULTS suppose to act like ADULTS? Way to go guys...way to teach our children...our future, the way to talk about, put down, make fun of, and ridicule others that have a different opinion than yours. From what I read in the article the parents never put any of the adults down they just objected to the book. But you all seem to be taking offense to their decision instead of seeing that everyone is different and respecting them you all seem to be wanting to take them to the firing post. Seems you all could take lessons from these parents, they at least know how to keep the name calling down. Grow up ADULTS - if this is all you have to offer children then I say keep your offerings to yourself.