Board members in the Marshfield school district have given a green thumbs up to a book featuring Kermit the Frog. The school board Board took no action Wednesday, on a request to remove the Jim Henson book “For Every Child, A Better World” from kindergarten classes.
A special review panel recommended last month that the book stay in the curriculum, and that decision will be allowed to stand.
Questions about the use of the book were raised last July by school board member Mary Carney, who worried that the book deals with issues that are best left addressed by parents of young children. The book, Carney said, is “dark” and “depressing.” Her stance drew national attention.
After another board member chimed in on the subject Wednesday night, Board president Marlene Stueland promptly cut off debate on the issue, and moved on to other agenda items.