Porn Stars in Elementary Schools

Sasha Grey, a former porn star who made her debut as a youth educator at Yale’s Sex Week a couple of years ago, has now, according to multiple reports, transitioned to the elementary-school setting. This zinger of a report comes from the LA Times:

According to her Twitter account and a photo posted on the celebrity website TMZ, Grey was a guest reader at a “Read Across America” event at Emerson Elementary School in Compton, entertaining the first- and third-graders with a lively rendition of [a book entitled] “Dog Breath.”

Tweets, of course, can be meaningless, and photos can be staged. But it’s more likely that the Compton Unified School District is the one engaging in bizarre behavior — by refusing to admit that Grey was at the school. KTLA News  reported that the district had released a statement saying it could not confirm Grey’s appearance. . . . 

The bigger stupidity would be if Compton school officials were lying about her appearance. (They haven’t been returning phone calls Monday.) This isn’t a school district that acted impressively this last year, when parents petitioned to have McKinley Elementary School in Compton turned over to a charter operator. Then, school officials were insensitive to children’s needs and indifferent to parental and public concerns. Sound familiar?

Incidentally, that may be one of the most clear-headed editorial passages I have ever read in the Los Angeles Times.

Compton school officials have now acknowledged Grey’s visit.

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