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Opinion: Letter to the Editor – Writer is disappointed in coverage of Columbia County parents’ allegations regarding materials in school libraries



Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The Augusta Press.

I am extremely disappointed in local media coverage of sexually explicit content in the Columbia County school system. I know the titles of books the concerned par...

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  1. Thank you YeSun Wiltse and The Augusta Press for providing the link to refocusoneducation.com. I have heard numerous complaints about the liberals taking over Columbia County, and I understand that when you invite 10s of thousands of people from Maryland and Northern Virginia, and Washington D.C. to move to the south this is what happens. It may be growth to have NSA, and Cyber Security here in metro Augusta, with most living in Columbia County. But it has proven NOT TO BE GOOD growth, with the class of people we have imported to Georgia. Please make them conform to the Great values we have upheld in Georgia since before Sherman’s troops burned down our cities, raped our women, and killed our relatives trying to protect our citizens. This trash has to stop somewhere or these children will surely grow up to be communists not just wannabees like their parents.

    • Just like the immigrants coming from the southern border, the people leaving these Democrat Socialist states, we’ll a lot of them are bringing their politics with them. Isn’t that why they left in the first place? Someone explain that to me.

  2. I would challenge “The Augusta Press” to investigate what group is trying to remove “To Kill A Mockingbird” from Columbia County School district reding material. It does sound like a smokescreen to get parents to dismiss the complaints as crazy.

  3. Columbia County residents should heed this warning. Allow teachers to teach and keep intruders who wish to destroy a top-notch system out. Heed this warning, this group will chase incredible teachers out of education if they continue these attacks. Careful who you follow, they may destroy the very fabric of what has made this system successful.

  4. It is a sad day when school boards do not represent parents, who want decency and books with a social good in their children’s school libraries, parents from all sides of politics. To Kill a Mockingbird was not disliked by any of the parents
    bringing concerns to the Board of Ed for the past year. We are complaining about books with explicit sexual content
    or transgender/homosexual agendas that spin the problem as a nonproblem and as pervasive instead of rare. When
    difficult-to-read books like To Kill a Mockingbird teach a social good then it serves a purpose

  5. With the large volume of books available for library placement, why would anyone want books with obscene material available to young, impressionable minds? There continues to be a coarsening of society in many ways and this doesn’t help. To a young mind, allowing such material means a sanctioning by adults and adoptive behavior by the adolescent. This subject should be of paramount importance in the election of school board members.

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