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General News    H4'ed 10/28/17

'To Kill a Mockingbird' Returns to Mississippi School's Reading List After Outcry -

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"Biloxi Public Schools said the book may be read with a parent’s permission. It had been cut from a curriculum over complaints about its racial slurs. School officials prompted a public outcry this month when they said the book would no longer be required reading, spurring a debate about censorship and race, and drawing national attention to the district in the city of about 45,000 people on the Gulf of Mexico. The Biloxi School Board’s decision spread online and outside the state. Many saw it as a lost opportunity for students to have the frank conversations that generations of Americans need to have over their country’s history."

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)

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