I recommend that you and any other parents and members of the community who share your views ask for a meeting with the head of the school's drama department. Please come with an open mind and a desire to discuss and not to lecture him or her about the appropriateness of these plays. If you are not satisfied with his or her explanations, take your concerns to the school principal. The objective here is for you not to be considered an ad hoc censorship committee, but a group of concerned parents and citizens who want an open discourse on how and why plays are chosen to be performed by students for their community. A public school system always needs to be considered a vital part of a community's life. All reasonable discussion and debate regarding how the mission and purpose of a public school's charter will be carried out can only enhance a system of learning and discovery. Let me know what happens.
School Is Allowing "Immoral" Theater
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