Thank you for joining us on The State of Education with Melvin Adams. Today, Melvin interviews Andrew Glover, a parent advocating for change after discovering objectionable moral content in his kid’s public school curriculum. Andrew shares challenging experiences at school board meetings along with encouragement for parents seeking to get involved.
In this interview, Andrew recounts his interactions with his local school board in Lynchburg, Virginia. Here are a few of the topics covered in today’s episode:
- The local school’s COVID-19 response and unwillingness to acknowledge parental concerns
- Divisive materials being taught and/or paid for by Lynchburg City Schools
- Explicit language not allowed in school board meeting used liberally in school curriculum.
- Is any form of book banning appropriate to protect minors?
- How to agree on a standard of morality in schools when people have different religious beliefs
- What consistutes good reading material for kids?
- Getting involved to fight for your child in the local school system is a marathon, not a sprint
- Form a coalition with other parents so you don’t have to advocate alone
- Why parents need to know parliamentary procedure
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- “Why I Support Book Banning and You Should Too” by Andrew Glover
- “5 Reasons Why Parents Should Attend School Board Meetings”
[…] Want to hear more about why some literature may merit removal from children’s libraries? Tune in to The State of Education podcast for a conversation with parent activist Andrew Glover. […]