How arrogant do they get? He brags about the positive experience of: Teaching
middle school and high school kids about radical sex-changes, hatred of
traditional religious values, pushing homosexuality on young children,
recruiting kids for homosexual activism.
If this depraved conference is something this Superintendent is not completely ashamed of, let's just hope that the public schools in other towns are in better hands.
[NOTE: There was no date on the letter. We suspect that it was
sent to different groups of people at different times after the event.]
THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF BROOKLINE
333 WASHINGTON STREET
BROOKLINE, MASSACHUSETTS 02445
Office of the Superintendent of Schools
William H. Lupini, Ed.D.
Dear Brookline Residents:
On Saturday, April 30, 2005, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight
Education Network (GLSEN) held their annual conference at Brookline
High School. In allowing the group to do so, Headmaster Bob
Weintraub was very clear about his expectations that all workshops
held and materials available would be appropriate for high school
This morning I learned that the Fenway Community Health
Organization, an exhibitor at the event, had, in fact, brought "a
small number" of copies of The Little Black Book to the conference.
The Little Black Book is a document that was designed for
individuals over the age of 18. It contains sexually explicit
material and was not meant for school-aged audiences. Fenway and
GLSEN both agree with us that this booklet should not have been
available at the event.
We were very pleased to be able to host this GLSEN event.
However, I do not believe that this booklet was appropriate for a
high school audience and we would not have approved of its presence
had I known. Yet, I am very concerned that the conversation about
this conference not focus on this document but, instead, remain on
the positive nature of the experience, which was very well received
by our attending students. Moreover, I want to be very clear that,
while we will revisit our procedures for granting access to outside
groups wanting to utilize our facilities, we will continue to
emphasize our core values in all that we do here in Brookline.
Specifically, our core value of "Respect for Human Differences"
demands that we not only ensure that all students learn in an
environment that is safe, respectful and supportive, but that
continually seek out ways of educating our students, parents, and
community members of the need to respect the views and lifestyles
of all of our citizens.
On behalf of the Public Schools of Brookline, I apologize for
the fact that this sexually explicit material was available at an
event at Brookline High School.
William H. Lupini, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools