Book controversy at Delphi High

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The books are Chinese Handcuffs, The Bluest Eye and In Country. They are part of the junior class English curriculum.
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1 - 9 of 9 Comments Last updated Mar 6, 2009
Angela H

Lombard, IL

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#1
Mar 5, 2009
 
Be glad your children have the right and opportunity to read amazing literature and be educated about the profound effects of such stories. Have you read these books with your teen and discussed the pertinent issues in them? Many of you are afraid of "oathers" educating your children... but are you? How well engaged are you really...
Angela H

Lombard, IL

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#2
Mar 5, 2009
 
sorry "oathers" is really spelled "others" I apologize
Chris

Crown Point, IN

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#3
Mar 5, 2009
 
I am leary of people that want books banned. I think that this type of book is perfectly ok for Soph or Junior English.

Chris in Tipton
Chris

Crown Point, IN

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#4
Mar 5, 2009
 
You would be shocked at what my 2nd graders know....and what my 1st graders tell. Get into the 21st century.....

Chris in Tipton
EricS

Indianapolis, IN

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#5
Mar 5, 2009
 
Either ban ALL books, including textbooks, or don't ban any books at all. Either way, some self-righteous imbecile is going to be offended. I would much rather have my 1st grader reading something that makes me wonder why they didn't ban the book she has, as opposed to her not being able to read.
John N

United States

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#6
Mar 6, 2009
 
Books that tell bout real life are important for someone to prepare for the real world. If they don't learn bout the bad things out there. they won't know what to do when it becomes reality. To know what to avoid and not do in life before it happends keeps alot of people from making the wrong decision that could cost them more than just there life
becky 1960

Logansport, IN

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#7
Mar 6, 2009
 
would that not be called censorship?if they do ban these books what is next?leave it to delphi they no longer allow public comment during school board meetings now this plain and simple censorship,banning these books will prompt the children to read them on their own just to see what the controversy is over.leave it alone delphi
Wile E Coyote

Ludlow, MA

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Mar 6, 2009
 
Yes, ban the books. In fact, let's create a fire brigade to go to all the schools/libraries, put the books in piles, and set them on fire!
Lindsay

Franklin, IN

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#9
Mar 6, 2009
 
Holy Cow! I graduated from Delphi in 2006 and I read these books for class. Sure, there are students that are influenced by the media, but in a few of the books, it more or less DISCOURAGES the acts of rape and drugs. It tells you the consequences. The books are a fabulous part of the English curriculum, in my opinion. The students reading these books are almost 16 years of age or older and should be able to make decisions for themselves on what's right and wrong. If they can't, then really, they shouldn't be in high school. That's just my 2 cents worth. Thanks.

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