Thursday, November 11, 2010

Appleton: Materials Review Committee's Decision Won't Be Appealed

Link to November 11 Appleton Post-Crescent article, "Appleton mom Linda Hash won't appeal school ruling on book".

Excerpt:   The young adult novel "The Body of Christopher Creed" will remain a part of Appleton Area School District's ninth-grade communication arts curriculum.

Linda Hash, an Appleton East High School parent who had challenged the book by Carol Plum-Ucci as inappropriate for that age group, said she will not appeal School Supt. Lee Allinger's decision to support a material review panel's recommendation to take no removal action.

"It's my understanding an appeal can be made only on procedural grounds and the legality," Hash said. "So there's really not a whole of lot of point in proceeding any further

Related articles:
Materials review committee supports use of book in curriculum.  (10/26/2010)
Parent challenges uses of 'The Body of Christopher Creed' in freshman curriculum.  (10/23/2010)

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