I find the current controversy in the Marysville School District regarding asking parental consent for their children to be involved in non-curricular school activities fascinating, when juxtaposed against the recent reporting regarding the Indian boarding schools at Tulalip (“Would Marysville’s school-club proposal be unconstitutional,” The Herald, May 30).
In particular the arguments against parental consent for the LGBTQ clubs strike me as eerily similar to the arguments for the establishment of the boarding schools, specifically that “society” knows what is best for the kids rather than the parents. While acknowledging the differences between the two situations as societal norms have evolved, I think it is still worth taking a step back to consider how our children and grandchildren might view us 50-100 years from now, as they look at our actions based on their societal norms.
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