A school teacher has said, parents should not have the final say when it comes to adult entertainers spending time with school children, as some parents don’t know what’s best for their kids.
Anthony Lane, an English teacher at Willis High School, in Texas, defended the school’s decision to invite an adult male entertainer who performs at strip clubs to spend the day with young school children.
Oh Miss Lynn Adonis, how we thoroughly enjoyed your company today! Laughs all day and memories we’ll never forget. So thankful for you! pic.twitter.com/Y7GjPziQsJ
— Willis High School Cosmetology (@willishscosmo) October 18, 2019
In a post on Facebook, the teacher lashed out at concerned parents who complained about the school’s decision, accusing them of subscribing to misguided, bigoted and archaic beliefs.
“I am both a parent and a teacher,” he said, “so I have what may be a strange view when it comes to ‘parental rights’ and education being viewed as a customer service industry. Our society is very sensitive when it comes to criticizing parents, and teachers are often afraid of parents because they are given so much authority.
Lane continued, “I believe that raising a child is the responsibility of the community, and that parents should not have the final say. Let’s be honest, some of you don’t know what is best for your kids. I have learned a ton about what is best for Ethan from his teachers, not the other way around.
“Parents believe they should be able to storm the school in the name of political and religious beliefs if something happens in the school that they are morally opposed to. They forget that we make a promise to prepare their children to live in a diverse world. We are not required to protect the misguided, bigoted views of their parents.”
Lane then told parents that if they want their children educated according to their values, they should remove their children from the public education system which is “not here to serve your archaic beliefs.”
Lane allegedly deleted the post after it went viral on social media, however, concerned parents are now reportedly calling for the teacher to be fired.