Sunday, May 15, 2005

Curriculum committee member denies any 'hidden agenda'

A member of the MCPS curriculum committee that just saw a federal judge impose a restraining order on its controversial "health" program denies the county has any "hidden agenda," the Washington Post reports.

"The motivation was to offer teachers some background, but at the end of the day, it wasn't the right kind of background," said committee member Karen Troccoli.

But Committee Chairman David Fishback disagrees. "We should not have had resources that made judgments about theological differences," Fishback tells the Post, not because it was wrong or illegal, but because "it was probably not wise given that people were going to bring a lawsuit."