Trek Passions Forum





STEP 1) Click Into Any Category - STEP 2) Click NEW TOPIC - STEP 3) Post! It's that simple!
Members with accounts over 24 hours old are encouraged to click into the Introduction Area category to say hello!
Have fun!





Potter Books Upheld In GA

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Trek Passions Forum index -> Harry Potter
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
fringey




fringey

Joined:
April 4, 2006
Posts: 1353

PostPosted:     Post subject: Potter Books Upheld In GA
Reply with quote
12:00 AM, 15-DECEMBER-06

The Georgia Board of Education voted on Dec. 14 to uphold a local school board's decision to leave Harry Potter books on library shelves, despite a mother's objections that they promoted witchcraft, the Associated Press reported.

The board members voted without discussion to back the Gwinnett County school board's decision to deny Laura Mallory's request to remove the best-selling books.

Mallory, who has three children in elementary school, has worked for more than a year to ban the books from Gwinnett schools, claiming the popular fiction series is an attempt to indoctrinate children in witchcraft.

Gwinnett school officials have argued that the books are good tools to encourage children to read and to spark creativity and imagination. Banning all books with references to witchcraft would mean classics such as Macbeth and Cinderella would have to go, they said.

J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books have been challenged 115 times since 2000, making them the most challenged texts of the 21st century, according to the American Library Association.




(removed)

*********************************************************************************************************



Another blow struck against ignorance!!! Hurrah!!!!


Patrick
a.k.a. Fringey, The Fringe Element
"A life lived without passion is a life not lived.
Back to top

jamie77




jamie77

Joined:
August 31, 2006
Posts: 289

PostPosted:     Post subject:
Reply with quote
Just to show that such silliness is not confined to parents in the USA, you might be interested in this story doing the rounds in the media on this side of the Atlantic this week -

(removed)

To summarise, a Teaching Assistant is currently seeking damages from a school for being dismissed from her position for refusing to let a child read one of the Harry Potter books in class.

Back to top

fringey




fringey

Joined:
April 4, 2006
Posts: 1353

PostPosted:     Post subject:
Reply with quote
jamie77 wrote: Just to show that such silliness is not confined to parents in the USA, you might be interested in this story doing the rounds in the media on this side of the Atlantic this week -

(removed)

To summarise, a Teaching Assistant is currently seeking damages from a school for being dismissed from her position for refusing to let a child read one of the Harry Potter books in class.



Another person who isn't allowed to force their beliefs on other people crying religious discrimination. How shocking!

Patrick
a.k.a. Fringey, The Fringe Element
"A life lived without passion is a life not lived.
Back to top

Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic     Trek Passions Forum index -> Harry Potter All times are GMT - 6 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 


© phpBB Limited






Friendfinder Homepage Image


Home | Search

| Contact | Advertise on this Site

| Journalists, Bloggers & Press Inquiries

| Online Dating Directory Webmasters

| Terms | Privacy Policy

© 2004 - 2024