Angry parent wants controversial essay dropped from curriculum
“It's totally appropriate for high school kids.”
A high school reading assignment that contains profanity and references to bestiality has angered a Cumberland parent so much she has complained to the superintendent, the School Committee and the state ... via Providence Journal
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#1 Nov 1, 2007
Good for her. If you can't plaster the words in that essay on the walls of Cumberland High School, the essay does not belong in the curriculum, nor in the hands of students. Let's do an experiment...I dare someone to write c%nt and p*#sy on large posters and paste them along the walls and in the foyer of the HS...let's see how quickly they'd come down and how quickly people would take offense! For God's sake people, wake up!!!!
Since: Apr 08
Wasn't so bad.
#2 Apr 24, 2008
What a stupid comment.
"If you can't plaster the words in that essay on the walls of Cumberland High School, the essay does not belong in the curriculum, nor in the hands of students."
Some of the greatest literature out there has a few "naughty words" or reference to sex and drugs.
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