posted on May, 5 2014 @ 10:37 PM
They always conveniently leave out details in these stories. Like the one about a teacher forcing a kid to throw out her candy canes she wanted to
give her class mates.
(In reality she was asked to remove the religious indoctrination cards attached to the candy canes, and told she could give them out off school
property but not on school grounds.)
And another similar one as well... just a few months ago but the specifics elude me.
Oh well, in any case. Free reading time doesn't mean you can read any bloody thing you choose. If they kid was pulling out a playboy I get the
feeling you guys wouldn't be asking "where's the ACLU!!!???". Okay, so playboy is a little extreme. But in our day it was cracked and MAD
magazine... Which all of us had in our backpacks and we all tried reading in free reading times. OOPS! Not allowed though...
It didn't violate our rights. It was simply not considered a literary book suitable for free reading time. Free reading times are not for kids to
read whatever the hell they want, it's to read books that will help develop their reading abilities and vocabulary. So, if the teacher decided to say
no bibles, simply because it was not the type of book intended for free reading times, he is certainly within his bounds to do so.
Comics, bibles, smut, Playstation 4 instruction manuals... Yes, there are some things that are not totally suited to "free reading" times. It should
be up to the teachers discretion. Their job is to make sure the kids are learning current, modern day English, not getting their daily dose of Jesus,
Muhammed, or flapjack the faery prince of planet Xenu...