Wednesday, November 17, 2010

How the saga ends....

First of all, thank you so much for your kind words and support. I knew it was wrong, but like I said, I am a little sensitive about the whole issue. This is what I decided to do...

Jack's teacher doesn't hand out those books, the librarian does. I contacted the principle and explained to him the situation, he was very concerned. I informed him that the book would not be returned, it has been thrown away. He said that they would go thru all the books in the weekly readers and make sure that all books were appropriate. He apologized profusely and thanked me for bringing this to his attention.

I feel much better! Now on to stuff that is fun! We will posting a really cute tut on Friday, be sure to check it out.

Shasta :o)

7 comments:

  1. I think you did the right thing...that book was terrible and not at all the attitude that we should be teaching our children.

    I love that you just threw it away! Radness!

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  2. Terrible, terrible book! I can't even imagine what positive lesson, if any, could be learned from reading this. Ugh - so glad the saga is over! I would have been upset too.

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  3. So glad you stood up and said something. So many people just grumble about it and take it. Thanks for being a strong-minded individual.

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  4. WOW! Are you kidding me? You just practiced your own form of "book burning"/censorship. Regardless of what you thought of what was in that book, it wasn't your place to throw it away. Of course you are entitled to your opinion, as is everyone else. However, since you destroyed this one, others won't even have the opportunity to MAKE a judgement/form an opinion! And I can't believe your principal went along with you on this! Think about your most favorite book in the world. Now consider that SOMEONE decided that that book was inappropriate, (for WHATEVER reason) before you ever had a chance to read it. THAT's what you did here.

    If you keep current with the news, consider the recent Supreme Court ruling on the Westboro Baptist church. (If you're not familiar with it, google it, and you'll get lots of hits) What they do, makes me very angry, but the Court ruled in their favor.

    PS: If the Librarian FORCED your son to take that book home, it would be another matter.

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