Frederick County (Maryland) parents push to ban social studies textbook
While Frederick County Public Schools plans to remove a social studies textbook that critics say promotes liberal viewpoints, the parents who advocated against the text say the process is moving too slowly.
Parents have appealed the proposed timeline, which calls for the book to be removed in the 2014-15 school year. Parents also say they want the process for their appeal to be open to the public.
“We are trying to get them to open the process,” said Cindy Rose of Knoxville, who has been fighting against the textbook since last year. “I think the people have the right to witness this.”
The appeal has been scheduled for Aug. 6, and school board members have decided to conduct the process behind closed doors.