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July 23, 2014, 5:10 pm
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UPDATE: Controversial Workbook Passage On 2nd Amendment To Be Reviewed And Amended Or Scrapped


A day after a smoldering controversy erupted into an Internet firestorm, there's been a change in how District 186 is handling the workbook passage that claims the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides for gun registration.

 

Interim superintendent Bob Hill has sent an email to staff saying that Grant Middle School staff will review the workbook and either amend that section or discontinue use of the material entirely.  Hill... who says the workbook was first developed 14 years ago... says the school level is the appropriate place for such reviews.

 

Hill, who refused a request for a recorded interview, says in the email that he understands concerns that the description of the Second Amendment was inaccurate, or at least... quote... "unartful."  But he also says the original author did not have a political agenda.  And Hill says he respects the ability of staff to develop lesson plans that cover controversial content in appropriate ways.

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