Over the last week, parents have blown up over the reading of a homosexual themed ‘fairytale’ to 3rd grade children. This incident has taken another turn.
Quick back story:
- The teacher who read the book is named Omar Currie.
- The book is called King and King.
- Currie claims to have read this book to combat ‘bullying’ and cited an alleged incident where a student used the term ‘gay’ in a derogatory manner. The incident was never been confirmed to have even happened.
- Parents were not informed of this book being read to their 8 and 9-year-old kids and they pretty much let loose their displeasure on the school.
(See: Teacher Omar Currie knows what is best for your child)
Now it looks like Currie is considering resigning according to ABC 11:
Currie is considering resigning from the school following the book backlash. He told ABC11 he will make a decision at the end of the school year.
ABC 11’s report also includes the information that 3 complaints have been filed. So, is this possibly ‘resigning’ over the backlash or because he likely will be shown the door anyway?
Oh Hey — parents in the Efland area? You need to take on your PTA president next. Get a load of what she told ABC 11 about King and King:
“To me, it’s very kid appropriate. It didn’t use words that children wouldn’t understand,” said PTA President Paquita Lyons.
I just… I mean… holy geez… what?!?!
Ms. Lyons, if you’re reading this — I want you to know after reading that quote from you, I hurt myself facepalming.
According to the Efland PTA Google Site, parents can contact Ms. Lyons about lexile matters and homosexuality themed books here: firstname.lastname@example.org