Sunday, October 10, 2004

Students Watch 'Fahrenheit 9/11' in Texas Class

Michael Kurth, a veteran, said he was opposed to the film "Fahrenheit 9/11" based on its R rating and political partisanship. His son Matthew, 17, said that he put his head on his desk and tried to sleep through it. . .

Michael Ryals, principal of Pathways Learning Center, said that he previewed part of the film before he allowed the teacher to show it in class Friday.

"I didn't hear anything that was offensive to me," he told the Beaumont Enterprise in today's editions, adding that he did not know of the R rating.

Kurth, 39, said he watched it to see all sides and decided he did not want his family to ee it, then was "livid" to hear that his son's class was viewing it weeks before the general election.

How very responsible for the principal to watch "part of the film" and not taking note of the R rating before allowing one of his instructors to show it in class.


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