Masks, controversial book both hot topics at fiery Commack school board meeting

Some students defended the controversial book, “Persepolis,” that some consider to be racist and part of the controversial critical race theory curriculum. The topic got overheated at a community forum in the district Tuesday night when a student was booed.

News 12 Staff

Jun 11, 2021, 2:39 AM

Updated 1,041 days ago

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A school board meeting in Commack Thursday night turned into a heated debate about a controversial book.
Some students defended the controversial book, “Persepolis,” that some consider to be racist and part of the controversial critical race theory curriculum. The topic got overheated at a community forum in the district Tuesday night when a student was booed.
The mask mandate also a continued hot topic at the meeting and before. Parents and kids rallied outside Commack High School.
"Every day in my school, I have to wear the mask for six hours straight," said Natalia Kulakowski, who's in 9th grade.
While some say there are only a few weeks left in school and they should just leave things as they are for now, unmask rallies are popping up in more and more communities.


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