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originally posted by: TheAlleghenyGentleman
When did parents start to decide the curriculum for a teacher?
Why should one parent dictate the way a teachers class is being taught?
"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "To Kill a Mockingbird" are no strangers to the American Library Association’s most banned books list, nor are they unfamiliar to the millions of American teenagers who read them each year as part of their schools’ curricula. The fight over whether these books remain valuable teaching tools decades, even a century, after publication is longstanding and complex. How should schools approach such material, if at all?
As questions of political correctness, historical whitewashing, and the merits of uncomfortable learning continue to trouble school administrators around the country, this incident serves as an example of how difficult it is for educators to reconcile the literary and historical value of novels such as "Huck Finn" with sensitivity towards those who have experienced prejudice.
"The only way to teach these books properly is to be uncomfortable," Nel tells the Monitor. "That is why these books should not be banned."
"We need to provide resources and support for teachers to know how to curate difficult conversations," says Greene. "We cannot expect teachers and professors to do a good job of dealing with sensitive material unless we give them support on how to deal with these conversations."
I'm no longer interested. Yes - this part is true. I'm not blaming you for anything. I just don't owe you another version of things I've already said. If you're not interested in knowing what those things are - what can I say? Read them or don't. I'm moving on
Exactly. Either way - there is no contract between the school and the student that promises them one thing or another. These things get decided by committees - parents - a whole lot of people. It's still up for discussion.
Now you're just being silly
It would be a mistake to remove them. My opinion. We don't know that they will
In the meantime - no crime has been committed. By the left - or the right