Missouri local school board ends ban on Slaughterhouse Five

Reuters – “A school board in southwest Missouri on Monday restored two books it had banned from public schools for being contrary to teachings in the Bible. The Republic School Board voted 6-0 to make the two books – “Slaughterhouse-Five” and “Twenty Boy Summer” – available to students for independent reading as long as they are kept in a secure section of the school library. Only parents or guardians can check them out.”

One Response to “Missouri local school board ends ban on Slaughterhouse Five”

  1. Alan Needham
    September 28, 2011 at 9:06 pm #

    I must commend the Republic School Board for backing off of their total ban of these books. Suppression of literature is a reaction to a fear of losing control. Those who have expressed these fears haven’t realized that they never really had it in the first place. When you make something forbidden it becomes enticing and can have the opposite effect of what is desired.

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