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In South Carolina a teacher has been placed on administrative leave for reading excerpts of Orson Scott Card’s science fiction classic Ender’s Game to his middle school students. “The parent that reported him to the school district complained that the book was pornographic,” Tod Kelly writes. “[T]hat same parent also asked the local police to file criminal charges against the teacher. As of today, the police have not yet decided whether or not to file charges (which is probably a good sign that they won’t). The school district, however, appears to agree with the parent, is considering firing the teacher and will be eliminating the book from the school.Text
There is no sexual content. Nothing worse than you would find in a locker room full of straight boys.
Originally posted by calnorak
I never read that one, does it allude to sexual content or does it describe in detail like the "romance" novels?
There's nothing in 'Ender's Game' that they are not completely familiar with. These kids are 14 year olds in South Carolina. I know for a fact it is impossible that they aren't hearing those words at least once a week, if not every day.
Originally posted by Hellhound604
reply to post by smyleegrl
I predict that pretty soon there will be a whole generation of kids in the USA that can't read. I guess if teachers are not allowed to read books to the kids in class, those kids are not allowed to read books at home too. I feel really, really sorry for those kids then, I don't think I'll be able to live without books.