Missoula County Public Schools in Montana has recently declared the online video “The Story of Stuff” to be too controversial for classroom viewing.
According to the Missoulian, Kathleen Kennedy showed her biology class at Big Sky High School the video last October in order to generate a discussion. One parent, Mark Zuber, objected to the video and brought his grievance to the school board. He argued that the video The school board first ruled 4-3 in favor of showing the video, however, they ruled 4-3 on another vote that it was a violation of Missoula County’s academic freedom policy.
The Story of Stuff blog has a drafted letter that you can send to the Missoula County School Board asking them to reconsider their decision. You can write them at firstname.lastname@example.org, and the blog is also asking readers to cc and bcc the Missoulian at email@example.com.
Post a comment on here if you decide to write, too. We’d love to hear your thoughts.