I cannot resist quoting a teaser line for you, which comes from the last sentence, so here it is:
"Miller said McLeroy "is trying to do this with a last-minute bait-and-switch, offering a curriculum document that the board, parents and teachers haven't even discussed. The arrogance is breathtaking." " The only thing about this sentence that comes to mind is...this is news? Didn't we already know that???
And here is my letter to editor, probably too sarcastic to get in:
I see in today's paper that conservatives on the State Board of Education once again want to rewrite language arts curriculum, making sure kids do not read relevant and up to date titles that they love. Instead they should read classics, in part to avoid the "gay agenda." I am an English major and librarian who loves the classics. Here is a partial list they might want to include: Lysistrada, Oedipus Rex, Leda and the Swan, or anything by these authors: Chaucer, Virginia Woolf, or Oscar Wilde. On second thought, let's just leave all this to the educators who know what they are doing.