Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Make a Move On Movies.(Opinion)


Four months of school and more than 23 movies. Do the math, as Buddy and Irene Roybal did, and it looks like their ninth-grade son Michael was watching movies in his Santa Fe High School classrooms at least once a week.

In history, Michael saw "Amistad" and "Rosewood" R-rated dramas about slavery and race riots based on real events. But he also saw "Flubber" in gym class. After a health-class screening of R-rated "Leaving Las Vegas," the chronicle of a drunk and a prostitute that includes a gang-rape scene, the Roybals pulled both their kids out of Santa Fe's public schools.

The Roybals aren't the only parents to complain about the schools' movie glut. …

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