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Censorship in public schools

In Influencing the children on June 20, 2009 at 6:42 pm

Whatever happened to the idea that books are meant to enhance the learning experience of students, rather than censor the process of free thought? I mean, Im getting so furious lately with all the stories coming out in the news regarding bans on certain books/authors being used in public schools. Have we magically transported back to the fifties and sixties where every girl was assumed to be a virgin and sex was something that only animals had?

The Nashua Telegraph recently published an article about a school that has banned an English curriculum that has “content that touched on cannibalism, cocaine use, abortion and homosexuality.” I mean, really? With all the crap on television nowadays, and all the FREE stuff that can be accessed on Youtube and Myspace, parents are in an uproar over this? I can see the PC Police are hard at work here, trying to make our world more paranoid…one delusional parent at a time.

Nashua Telegraph

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Am I missing something?

In Influencing the children, PC Police, Total craziness! on June 12, 2009 at 12:25 am

Hmm. Okay, so I thought it only fair that I post something on what happened at work a couple of days ago.

To make a long story short, *B* discovered this photo on top of one of the displays.

Heinous!

Heinous!

WhenI saw it, I was so disheartened. I mean, really? Is there something wrong with just leaving stuff alone? Do you really have to come all the way to the library and write crap that not only makes no sense, but is absolutely ridiculous to boot.

But, it gets better. It was decided that we should change the display (and its location!) OMG! When did our public libraries become so P.C.?