How does a district choose which one of the many, many teachers using unapproved supplemental material? Maybe the one who uses a song that criticizes the education system? Yep, that’s the one.
Maybe the parent or student complaint had an impact, but that’s what happens when policies aren’t enforced. This seems to be one of those situations where the district only has the policy as a CYA measure; it’s the old “if no one complains, we won’t enforce it…but if someone does, we can make an example of someone.”
Every piece of supplemental material must be approved prior to use? That just seems crazy to me.
Admittedly, I did say the following when talking about this with a friend: “I would probably have elected not to use that song, but this requirement for supplemental material would kill contemporary relevance.”
P.S. Here are the lyrics to the song in case you’re curious. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is more extreme than the song. How districts approved that novel?