Controversial book stays at Antioch High

Controversial book stays at Antioch High

There are 2 comments on the Arlington Heights Daily Herald story from Jun 22, 2009, titled Controversial book stays at Antioch High. In it, Arlington Heights Daily Herald reports that:

A novel sprinkled with racist language and descriptions of masturbation will remain required summer reading for incoming freshmen at Antioch Community High School, district officials announced Monday.

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Antioch Citizen

Mchenry, IL

#1 Jun 23, 2009
How does one measure appropriate when it comes to approved reading materials at a high school level?

This was the best decision for both sides in the controversy over this book. At the high school level, literature is going to be expanded, teens are going to be more exposed to the real world. There will be readings which will stimulate interest and discussion. The public high school is not there to shelter, but to broaden horizons.

Hopefully, this woman's son will not select Social Problems in his high school years because a required reading is "A Child Called It", which is the true story of an unforgettable account of one of the most severe cases of child abuse in California history.

I wish I had more opportunities for more interesting reading assignments when I was in high school.
Noreen

Albemarle, NC

#2 Jun 24, 2009
Who cares!!!!!!!

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