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Should School Boards Obey Parents?

Behind the Poll:

Fairfax High School in Virginia is at the center of a controversy after allowing books featuring gay pornography to be stocked in the school library. Many parents were outraged that materials of that nature would be permitted in a school. 

In response to the situation, the Governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, had this to say: “I’m not gonna let parents come into schools and actually take books out and make their own decisions.”

In his previous term, Governor McAuliffe vetoed a bill that would have given parents the right to veto objectionable educational material. This begs the question – if parents are reliant on school boards to address grievances, should the school boards do what the parents want?