Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Right Between the Eyes

Don't start with April Gavaza. 'Norwegian Wood' on a summer reading list? Please. Too racey? No. Too boring! Way too boring.

The New Jersey Superintendent of schools weighs in:

"The board of education ultimately approved the list. They read the books. They didn’t feel it was inappropriate based on the language that’s used, common language used on the street.” The superintendent said students have seen more graphic things on television..."
Now April:
Okay, so let me get this straight: It’s okay to assign books that include graphic depictions of orgies, sexual abuse (what else would you call sex between a 31 year old and a 13 year old?) and the glorification of meth because the teachers think the language has street cred or that kids see worse things on tv? That is pretty faulty logic. Must suck to be that stupid.

She's not much for pulling punches, is she? I gotta tell ya, I like that. Go read the whole thing, hang out a while there, maybe venture into the deep end of the pool, wander back and drop a few bills in the tip jar.

She's great.

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