- Jun 2014
- Cleveland, Ohio
http://www.sunherald.com/news/local/counties/harrison-county/article178572326.htmlThe Biloxi School District got complaints about the wording in “To Kill A Mockingbird” — an American classic being taught in 8th grade English Language Arts classes — and pulled it from the curriculum.
It was an administrative and department decision, a member of the school board said, and not something that the school board voted on. It happened Wednesday or Thursday.
Kenny Holloway, vice president of the Biloxi School Board said, “There were complaints about it. There is some language in the book that makes people uncomfortable, and we can teach the same lesson with other books.
“It’s still in our library. But they’re going to use another book in the 8th grade course.”
I am gobsmacked. This book was voted the favorite of American readers in a PBS series last year. It won numerous awards.
What asshattery is underway in Mississippi?