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Superintendent discusses curriculum in local schools

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        As schools prepare to open for another year (first week of August), the Progress sat down with Superintendent Tony Young to discuss how and who decides what is taught in Pickens classrooms. The Progress has had several e-mails and calls recently from readers, citing concerns that political agendas are influencing curriculum.

Young agreed with an observation that this close scrutiny is nothing new; for much of the past decade it was novels that were the lightning rods, such as having Harry Potter and other magic/supernatural books in a school library, but now the public’s attention is on the history curriculum.

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