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September 6, 2020

"School decides to read book on Black astronaut to all students after parent complains about it"

School decides to read book on Black astronaut to all students after parent complains about it

Instead of giving in to the complaint by a parent in the Rockwood School District, the book will now be read to the entire elementary school.
Brian Kelly
September 04, 2020 - 9:45 am

WILDWOOD, Mo. (KMOX) - The Rockwood School District is responding to a parent's complaint about a book that was read to a second-grade class, by having it read to the entire school.

The book is called "Ron's Big Mission," written about Astronaut Ron McNair – the only Black member of the 1986 NASA Challenger crew. The book focuses on his fight to get a library card in segregated South Carolina when he was a kid growing up there in the 1950s.

But it apparently didn't sit well with one parent of Pond Elementary School.

After hearing it read to her 7-year-old during an online video chat, the parent urged other parents to "preview what we are letting the kids see on there." The statement was posted in a Facebook group for Concerned Parents of the Rockwood School District. The parent said she called the school about it.



Amazing. Just amazing how people want to pretend slavery and segregating never happened in the past so they can be self righteous and tone deaf in the present.

Apologies if this has already been posted here.

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