The board room at the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District was choked with people wanting to comment about curriculum updates.
A proposed elective class for 11th and 12th graders focusing on LGBTQ literature brought detractors and supporters.
Melanie Hadaway, the Executive Director of Teaching & Learning for the district, explained all 11th and 12th graders must take an American Literature class, which includes African and Native American works and one other literature elective.
Already in the curriculum are electives for British and Holocaust literature and a World Literature Survey.
“It’s obvious that we can’t have Muslim literature, and KKK literature and Antifa literature and Jewish literature and white, male, European literature.