Writes Ms. Brown,
In the latest ethical clash between schools and the Internet, a private Jewish school is reviewing samples of sexual and at times violent poetry written by its director – and posted on his website – after some parents complained the content is inappropriate for an educator.You be the judge. From Mr. Prashker's poem "For Agapé" (as quoted in the Star, with letters added back in as the poety likely intended):
The board of Leo Baeck Jewish Day School, with campuses in Forest Hill and Thornhill, struck a committee of parents to review six poems by director David Prashker. The poems were circulated to parents last week in an anonymous email that called the works "disturbing" and asked whether they felt comfortable entrusting their children's education to the author.
When your climax cameWhat do you think?
(my triumph as much as yours)
it could have been the movement of the ultimate revolution
the earth-shaking messianic orgasm
and the absolute "fuck me and fuck the world"
"I love you" I whispered
ardently if ineptly
and you looked at me and smiled ironically
plunged your tongue back into my mouth
"Fuck the middle class" you said
"I am," I answered "I am."
But you were too preoccupied to hear
BTW, he's the director at a K-8 school, not a high school....