100 Percent Fed Up Reports – After parents faced censorship from school boards for reading the contents of books allowed in their library, a sixth-grader took his school board to task this week by doing the same thing.
Parents at Windham Middle School are engaged in a long battle with the school board and left-wing activists as they try to remove obscene material from libraries, a similar issue parents have faced nationwide.
Books included in the middle school library have age suggestions that exceed the age of students attending Windham.
The book, read by 11-year-old Knox Zajac, depicts two male minors stealing alcohol from their parents and engaging in sexual activity, which is recommended for ages 14 or older.
Another book that has attracted national controversy, ‘Genderqueer,’ has advice for ages 18 or older.
Parents and elected officials in the area have noted that the school board is less accountable to parents, with many saying the school board is more hostile when it tries to push left-wing initiatives on students.
“The debate on the school board seems to be stacked against parents,” said Rep. Barbara Bagshaw (R-Windom): “They want to shut down communication from parents.”
Maine Wire reports:
“Knox Zajac, an 11-year-old sixth-grader, spoke at a school board meeting last week to read aloud an illustrated romance for teenagers from “Nick and Charlie,” which he had checked out from his school library. The story begins with two teenage boys stealing wine from their parents and experimenting with each other sexually.
“A lot of parents don’t know what’s going on at the school,” Knox’s father, Adam Zajac, told The Maine Wire. “What I don’t understand is how we have books in a middle school library where adults are going to be fired for being at work or potentially prosecuted for sharing their obscene content with children. It’s dirty, really.”
“State and federal law prohibit the possession or distribution of obscene material involving children, although cartoon images are a gray area.”