lesley crewe

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What the….???

on March 1, 2010

Did you know that the classic novel To Kill A Mockingbird has been banned from Nova Scotia high schools?

I’m speechless.

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6 responses to “What the….???

  1. Lisa says:

    That’s sad. I love that story. I first read it as a pre-teen. We covered it in 10th gr Eglish too.

  2. Sheldon says:

    Uh… guwha? Really? S’no-way! … Okay I’ll stop talking like Wayne from Wayne’s World now.

    Really though, what is the a reason?

  3. Diana Gallagher says:

    Why would they do that? Is any reason given?

    • lesleycrewe says:

      Apparently our children (the most informed generation on the planet), might start yelling the “n” word in the school playground if they actually see it in a book.

      Never mind the fact that the book itself is a fabulous resource for all human beings that people are people regardless of the colour of their skin or their state of mind.

      All the teachers and students I spoke with think it’s ridiculous…..which it is….but the powers that be must be obeyed….

  4. Sarah says:

    Wow, this is unbelievable. To Kill a Mockingbird is such an amazing book, and I probably never would have read it had it not been for high school.
    I mean really, they’re afraid of kids saying the N-word? If that’s the case they should ban i-pods, cellphones, computers, and the internet from school because they’re more likely to pick it up there then anywhere else.

    I mean really, I don’t think they even bleep it out on TV anymore…No that this is a good thing but getting rid of a classic when kids are over exposed to begin with is just plain ridiculous.

  5. lesleycrewe says:

    You are absolutely right, Sarah.

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