This is the permission slip Lyndsay brought home from school yesterday:
Field Trip Advisory for "Spring Awakening" November 11 (Advisory? Bad sign already)
"Spring Awakening" is a Tony Award-winning rock musical, based on the controversial 1891 German play of the same title by Frank Wedekind. Set in late nineteenth century Germany, it concerns teenagers who are discovering the inner and outer challenges of sexuality. The music contains frank portrayals of masturbation, abortion, rape, and suicide, uses profanity, and may not be appropriate for all students. Please discuss this with your child, and sign below if you approve of his/her attendance.
Ummmmmm, let me think. How about. . . NO WAY! 'May not be appropriate for all students?' How about any student!
Dear Los Angeles Unified School District,
Are you out of your ever-loving minds?! Good heavens, what were you thinking when you approved this field trip? Which one of you low-minded, permissive, filthy, despicable creatures was it that thought this would be the perfect addition to a dance class for 14-16 year old girls? With all of the beautiful and edifying art and culture that we are surrounded with, this was the one thing you thought they just couldn't miss? This was worth the cost of tickets and the $600 for the use of the schoolbus for the day? This was worth missing all the other classes of the day? Do you actually have children? Really? Do you really care about ours?
This is our tax dollars hard at work for the education of California's youth, huh? Despite budget cuts and educational crisis, this is the school district at its finest? How embarrassing.
Permission denied. You should be flogged.