Matt Johnston over at Red Maryland is upset at the Montgomery County School Board for claiming they have the right to decide how children in the county's public schools learn about sex. I agree that the board comes off sounding pompous in the WorldNetDaily article. Then again, this is a WorldNetDaily article, which means it is written by conservative partisans, the type none too pleased with children learning about homosexuality in any positive way.
Either way, I don't understand Mr. Johnston's point. I was under the impression that the school board was elected to determine educational policy for public schools. What other purpose do they serve? How does Mr. Johnston feel they should busy themselves?
I assume that Mr. Johnston is a supporter of public schools, and in that case, he should consider running for the school board or at least supporting a candidate for the board that supports his views. I believe he will have trouble finding a candidate who is willing to be elected to do absolutely nothing, but good luck.
I agree with Mr. Johnston that criticism should be encouraged,
not ignored as the MOCO Board appears to be doing (see comments). However, claiming that a county school board has no right to control the county curriculum makes no sense whatsoever.