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English books rejected, stir debate at Fremont school board meeting

“A Fremont teacher’s request for a controversial story to be included in the list of acceptable texts for Advanced Placement English was rejected by Fremont Unified School District’s Board of Education in a 5-3 vote June 27. Teri Hu, a Washington High School AP English teacher, requested the use of “Bastard Out of Carolina” in 2009 and was rejected although books with similar subject matter such as “The Color Purple,” “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” and “We Were the Mulvaneys” were approved, according to Acacia O’Connor, a National Coalition Against Censorship project coordinator.”

via San Jose Mercury News

One Response to “English books rejected, stir debate at Fremont school board meeting”

  1. Dan Kleinman of SafeLibraries
    July 7, 2012 at 10:30 pm #

    Notice in the article how the National Coalition Against Censorship gets taken seriously despite its promotion of porn in the past and again recently in public libraries. Notice the slant goes the NCAC way and relevant issues are omitted, like Evans-Marshall v Bd. of Educ. – 2010 (schools set curricula, not teachers pushing inappropriate material).

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