Monday, February 22, 2010

Fond du Lac Newspaper Editorial Board Supports School District Committee's Decision

Link to February 21 Fond du Lac Reporter editorial, "School committee made right call on request to remove book".

Excerpt: A Fond du Lac School District committee made the proper decision Thursday night when members agreed unanimously that a "young-adult" book should remain on the shelf at the Theisen Middle School library.

The system functioned the way it is supposed to work, though some involved in the process may not agree with the reconsideration committee's decision.

However, from what we have been hearing and reading, a clear majority believes the committee made the right call.

The process was set in motion when a parent asked that the book titled "One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies" be removed from the Theisen library. The parent's rationale for the request is that the book by award-winning author Sonya Sones is sexually explicit and includes age-inappropriate content.

Related articles:

Challenged Book to Remain on Shelves in Fond du Lac Schools
. (2/19/2010)

Ann Brashares, Meet Ann Wentworth. (2/18/2010)

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