Parents Want Book Pulled From School

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Post by gnome » Sun Nov 18, 2007 5:06 pm

Andalyn wrote:
gnome wrote:
Oh absolutely. I'm just speaking in favor of a formal, documented review process instead of just arbitrary principal decisions.
Local School Board or State Board of Education? Most people seem to prefer the local control aspect. Where do you think pulling a book out of a library should fall in the decision making? I could agree that a school principal wouldn't or shouldn't have authority to pull a book "across the board", so to speak - but I think he should have the authority to "suspend" a book that is brought to his attention, so that the matter can be taken up by the local board or the State at a later date.
Oh yeah, that would be fine. Really anything reasonable, as long as it's written down and followed.
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Post by Luke T. » Thu Nov 22, 2007 1:24 am

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Post by Tiosylanyl » Sat Nov 24, 2007 4:47 pm

In related news:
A Roman Catholic school board in Ontario ordered the popular fantasy book "The Golden Compass" taken off library shelves at dozens of schools Thursday after receiving a complaint about the author referring to himself as an atheist.
Similar concerns prompted a Catholic organization in the U.S. to urge parents to boycott a movie version of the book starring Nicole Kidman.
The board for Catholic schools in Ontario's Halton region said a complaint was lodged after British author Philip Pullman stated in an interview that he is an atheist.