by Dr. Terry Stoops
Former Director of the Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation
Washington Post headline: “A book about a dress-loving boy was supposed to teach kids acceptance — until lawmakers complained”
Washington Post story (paragraph 5): “But the book was abruptly pulled from the reading list after several teachers complained, according to Charles Jeter, the district’s government liaison.”
Washington Post credibility: 0.0
There is no doubt that the legislature played a role. But WaPo should have also mentioned teachers in the headline, perhaps even exclusively, because they were the source of the complaint.
Regardless, read this instead: Jacob’s New Address: A School of Choice.