Well, if you live in New Jersey, this is what your school dollars buy you - yearbooks filled with pictures of kids kissing, and school administrators deciding which pictures of kids kissing are appropriate or not.
One student bought a page in the yearbook for $150, and filled it with pictures of him and his boyfriend (yes, they're gay). One of those pictures were of the two of them kissing. Newark Superintendent of Schools decided it was inappropriate, and had the offending picture (only one) blacked out with magic markers.
Now, a few thoughts. First, if you don't want your kids being exposed to homosexual lifestyles, why are they still enrolled in New Jersey schools? Obviously, they support homosexuality - only one kissing picture was blacked out, and the couple was known and open as a homosexual couple.
Second, if you think government has no place in discriminating against homosexual couples (only their picture was blacked out - other heterosexual kissing pics remained intact), why are your kids still in New Jersey schools? Apparently, they apply capricious and indecipherable criteria when figuring out what goes in and stays out of their yearbooks.
Third, if you think school is the wrong place for kids to be exposed to, supported in, and given a place to explore their sexual natures, why are your kids still in New Jersey schools? Openly homosexual couples, heterosexual kissing pictures in the yearbook - are your kids learning the
three 'R's, or are they learning how to breed?
Fourth, is anyone disturbed that kids can buy pages in the yearbook for $150? I was never able to do that - student photographers took candid pictures throughout the year, which were selected and used to fill in the normal club and other pictures. I can see that offering spaces for sale to students would help defeat the popularity issues that crop up, but I think it just discriminates against both the unpopular and the poor.
I don't care which argument jives with you - pick one, and get your kids out of public schools.