Friday, March 23, 2007

"Schools Are Right to Limit Parents' Say on Book Lists"

Ann Fisher, one of my favorite columnists for the Columbus Dispatch, has a great article about the role parents should play in school book selection. There was a controversy in a local district about parents' rights to sit on the selection committees. This started with parents demanding books (THE LOVELY BONES and THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT) be taken off the high school reading list. Ann argues that parents have the right to decide what their own children read, but have no right to decide what other children read. It is a great piece.

1 comment:

  1. Franki,
    Thanks for sharing this zparticle. It says it all.

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