Parents and Advocates Call For Justice Regarding Hilton Central Literacy Lesson
Written by Site Hub on October 1, 2021
Several parents and advocates are calling for an investigation into a controversial literacy lesson at Hilton High School. There was recorded evidence that a series of racially charged words were placed on a board in one classroom, linked to the novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. Parents and advocates are calling for the New York State Attorney General, as well as the New York State Education Department to prove minority students had their civil rights violated during this lesson.
Rev. Kirsten John Foy, president of The Arc of Justice, stated: “There’s no other place that uses this type of language in an attempt to be provocative, and in the name of advancing intellectual discourse among students. It’s offensive, it’s unacceptable, and the school has some answering to do.”
Source: 13 WHAM