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How Dangerous Is Children’s Literature?

12 Mar

The FEAR and POWER engine of the fascist, extreme-right [that’s fallen off the edge of their flat earth] kleptocratic crime syndicate declared war on I NEED A NEW BUTT!

Diane Ravitch's blog

Toby Price, an assistant principal of an elementary school in the Hinds County School District in Mississippi, was fired because he read a book to second graders on Zoom called I Need a New Butt! The school board did not approve. Nor did the superintendent.

The school was participating in “Read Across America” day to honor Dr. Seuss’s birthday and to encourage children to love reading. Mr. Price thought the children would find the book hilarious, and they did. But they also got a lesson in the power and danger of books when Mr. Price was fired a few days later. He’s trying to get his job back and has a GoFundMe to support his family and pay a lawyer.

When I first read this story, I sent it to Carol Burris, my friend and executive director of the Network for Public Education. She immediately responded that she must…

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Posted by on March 12, 2022 in Uncategorized

 

2 responses to “How Dangerous Is Children’s Literature?

  1. Reibel

    April 17, 2022 at 13:19

    Protecting students from should be a priority. I support students from abusers . Abusers should know that students are not alone !

     
    • Lloyd Lofthouse

      April 17, 2022 at 13:40

      And too many publicly funded, private sector charter schools are mentally and physically damaging children, stealing their thirst for learning and reading. Raising generations that will not have developed critical thinking and problem solving skills. All they will learn is how to fear and obey.

       

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