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Illinois School Board Bans Family Diversity Book

By Zack Ford on June 1, 2012 at 9:51 am

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The Erie, Illinois School Board has banned Todd Parr’s “The Family Book” from being used in its elementary school after parents complained that on one page, it mentions that “some families have two moms or two dads.” They argued that “those are issues that shouldn’t be taught at the elementary school level.” Their solution for resisting bullying is apparently to make kids with different kinds of families feel as invisible as possible. Here’s the offending page from the book:

(HT: Joe.My.God.)

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