Now that we can ban “A Visit to Cuba”, let’s ban Sesame Street!
The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals should be applauded for upholding the Miami-Day School District's ban on the K-2 Social Studies Book A Visit to Cuba.
A Visit to Cuba, which attempts to teach 5-7 year old children about the culture, geography, and lives of children in Cuba, was rightfully banned because it "presents an inaccurate view of life in Cuba" by failing to address the atrocities wrought by the Cuban Dictatorship.
Concerned parents should take this decision to push for a ban on Sesame Street as well.
Like A Visit to Cuba, Sesame Street presents an inaccurate view of life by failing to address adult politics.
Below is a breakdown of how many of the characters on Sesame Street represents a failure to provide our young children with the correct political education:
Bert and Ernie: As flagrantly homosexual domestic partners, Bert and Ernie should be used to educate young children on the complex issues of gay rights and sexual identity.
Oscar the Grouch: As a perpetually angry monster who lives in a trash can, Oscar the Grouch should be used to educate children about the issue of homelessness, the benefits of Prozac, and the shortcomings of unionized waste management.