Catherine Barnette complained several weeks ago about the book she found on a supplemental reading list. She again urged the school board “to return integrity to the curriculum of our schools.” The book has been challenged in school districts in California, Iowa, Massachusetts and several other states because of the use of profanity and sex scenes.
“This book denigrates our values,” said Northwest Guilford High School student Matthew Cook. “I choose carefully what I read, and this denigrates Christian values.”
The protesters also said “Cat’s Cradle” by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. offended them. The Vonnegut book questions religion.
If you are careful about what you choose what you read, why not pick SOMETHING ELSE from the SUPPLEMENTAL reading list, rather than asking that the school tailor the list specifically to your particular worldview?