Today’s tidbit is from our own lovely state (specifically the Escambia School District), where our good friend Huck Finn is being removed from the middle school curriculum. Of course, there are two perfectly logical reasons for this:
- One student complained, because it made them “uncomfortable.”
(There’s that “N” word in it.)
- It’s too hard for seventh graders.
One student (and, I suppose, the parents of said student) in one middle school caused an entire district to redesign the reading curriculum? How come I didn’t think of that when they were making me read Steinbeck’s boring Red Pony?
[ via Flablog ]