Friday, September 16, 2005

Good News Bad News

Lets start happy. Fayetteville schools will not have a restricted access shelf, meaning Laurie Taylor and her ilk will just have to rifle through their children's book bags every night (not that Taylor has any kids left in the school system). The board also reversed an earlier decision in Taylor's favor, and returned several books to the student shelves.

Now for the more local and sad news. Milan schools will no longer read The Chocolate War for 9th grade English. Even board members who found the book thought provoking seemed afraid to stand up for it, perhaps fearing their reelection campaigns would suffer as a result. Pathetic.


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