Parents Share Blame in Yearbook Flap; the Quaker Valley School District Exhibited Exemplary Leadership in Its Response to Concerns over Quote Selections in the 2015 Yearbook. While the Quotes Themselves Were Not Inappropriate, the Attributors Included Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler and Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi -- a List That Evoked Surprise and Displeasure from Many in the Community. [Derived Headline]

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Parents Share Blame in Yearbook Flap; the Quaker Valley School District Exhibited Exemplary Leadership in Its Response to Concerns over Quote Selections in the 2015 Yearbook. While the Quotes Themselves Were Not Inappropriate, the Attributors Included Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler and Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi -- a List That Evoked Surprise and Displeasure from Many in the Community. [Derived Headline]


The Quaker Valley School District exhibited exemplary leadership in its response to concerns over quote selections in the 2015 yearbook. While the quotes themselves were not inappropriate, the attributors included Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler and Abu Bakr al- Baghdadi -- a list that evoked surprise and displeasure from many in the community.

The American tradition of requesting high school seniors to submit personal statements in the annual yearbook is cherished because it allows each senior to chisel his or her own unique thoughts into the wall of time and serves as an occasion for the "elders" to leave behind words of inspiration for fellow underclassmen.

While we expect to read lighthearted, trending expressions of the times or quotations from historical influential sources who have keenly represented values of prosperity, love, leadership, achievement, liberty and courage, we are dismayed to find students revering dictators, tyrants and murderers. …

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Parents Share Blame in Yearbook Flap; the Quaker Valley School District Exhibited Exemplary Leadership in Its Response to Concerns over Quote Selections in the 2015 Yearbook. While the Quotes Themselves Were Not Inappropriate, the Attributors Included Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler and Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi -- a List That Evoked Surprise and Displeasure from Many in the Community. [Derived Headline]
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