From the capegazette.com “It’s for a more mature level of student. A sophomore or junior,” said Brittingham.
Board Member Brittingham said no parent would want children of that age, 13 to 14, to be walking around the house using the language used in the book. He said he hadn’t read the book, but in passages found online the F-word was used four or five times, and that didn’t sit well.”
But online commenters are saying… The board is crossing a dangerous line. How so? What’s dangerous about not letting your 13 year old read a book with foul language? Just because you use these words in front of your kids doesn’t mean other kids’ parents do.
Anyone using the term ‘banned’ is using it incorrectly and manufacturing controversy at least. At worst misleading people on purpose. Definition: “Banned books are books to which free access is not permitted. The practice of banning books is a form of book censorship, and often has political, religious or moral motivations. ” You still have ‘free access’ to this book. Don’t let people trick you into thinking it’s anything more than the school not endorsing 13 year old children reading multiple versions of the F word. Stop giving a pass on stupid and sheilding it as ‘just opinion’
Just because they’ve chosen not to assign a book doesn’t mean they are banning it.
Here’s a link to moral relativism on wikipedia..
“nobody is objectively right or wrong; and normative moral relativism holds that because nobody is right or wrong, we ought to tolerate the behavior of others even when we disagree about the morality of it.”
The board is RIGHT in their decision not to assign a book littered with foul language to children. You’d look at me cock-eyed if I started screaming explitives at your child, why should Cape permit it?
Or as David says on Facebook: David Vezmar Well, a movie with this language would probably be rated “R” meaning you have to be 17 or with a parent. Should a book be different? Maybe a parent should have to sign an approval for the book?