Thursday, January 15, 2009

Superintendent Pulls Book Because of Profanity

Because high school students never encounter profanity in their daily lives...

NEWMAN, CA--School board members Monday evening took up the discussion of whether the novel “Bless Me, Ultima” should be reinstated to the Orestimba High curriculum, but the controversial issue remains unresolved.

Instead, after a motion to uphold the current ban on the book failed to pass, the board suspended further discussion until a Jan 24. workshop.

The book ban has been a controversial subject of debate since Superintendent Rick Fauss pulled the book from the OHS curriculum in mid-October, following a parental complaint which led to reviews of the book by two committees. He cited explicit situations and profanity as the basis for the decision.

... “Context does not always justify the end. Sometimes profanity is just profanity,” he told Mattos Newspapers. “I think we can find a book that meets the same criteria and has no profanity.”


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