In March, a mother had her speech revoked from a school board meeting for reading inappropriate content directly from the curriculum's required reading. Michelle Brown attended the Cherokee County School Board meeting in Tennessee to express her disgust with the graphic content of a book that her child was required to read for class.
When Michelle Brown began to read directly from the book, she was cut off by a member of the school board who informed her that she needed to stop because there were children listening. Brown responded, "Don't you see the irony in that? You’re saying exactly what I’m telling you. You’re giving it to our children. I would never give this to my children."
While social media, particularly TikTok, is filled with teachers referring to their students as their own kids, parents must continue to fight for their authority over their children's education. Conservative commentator, Candace Owens, advocates for reporting any pornographic curricula directly to the police, rather than school administration, saying, "There are laws against disseminating pornographic materials to minors. Teachers are not immune from arrest."
To read more about the Cherokee County School Board meeting, click here.