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Irony: Ban a Book About Banned Books on Banned Book Week

 
 
Ceili
 
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Reply Thu 25 Nov, 2010 01:44 am
@Adanac,
How did any Australian end up with the name Adanac?
msolga
 
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Reply Thu 25 Nov, 2010 02:18 am
@Adanac,
I think the subject of multiculturalism, the pros & cons ... assimilation or not ... is a big (and very interesting!) one, Adanac.
But unfortunately one which strays far from the intended discussion here. And I feel a little guilty about my part in the digression ......
So I'm sorry, I'd prefer not to create even more diversion than has already occurred. Well, not here, anyway ..

We've strayed a long way from the issue of banning books in schools.
(Apologies, Art.)
Mame
 
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Reply Thu 25 Nov, 2010 07:46 am
@msolga,
Try to imagine for a minute that you're in Alton's shoes. What if the school was making YOUR child read a book you thought was inappropriate, for any reason? As a parent or guardian, he and you should both be entitled to your own views. If he finds it disturbing for his daughter, what's wrong with that?

I think the article Buttrflynet posted below showed a very reasonable school and board; an alternate book was assigned and everything calmed down. Alton won't get very far in his quest with reasonable people so let him try. Much ado about not much.
msolga
 
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Reply Thu 25 Nov, 2010 07:55 am
@Mame,
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Try to imagine for a minute that you're in Alton's shoes. What if the school was making YOUR child read a book you thought was inappropriate, for any reason? As a parent or guardian, he and you should both be entitled to your own views. If he finds it disturbing for his daughter, what's wrong with that?


Confused Nothing. I didn't say there was anything wrong with that.
But he was interested in considerably more than simply protecting his daughter.
His daughter wasn't made to read Fahrenheit 451. This is what I posted earlier, after watching the video.
Do you think he was being reasonable? :

Quote:
His daughter was supplied with alternative reading matter after his objection. But no, Alton still wanted Fahrenheit 451 banned so no one could read it!

That's why the students from the school were protesting.

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Adanac
 
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Reply Thu 25 Nov, 2010 11:09 am
@msolga,
msolga wrote:

We've strayed a long way from the issue of banning books in schools.
(Apologies, Art.)

Point taken. I must apologise for rambling on. Shall say no more.
Cheers ....
Adanac
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Adanac
 
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Reply Thu 25 Nov, 2010 11:13 am
@Ceili,
Ceili wrote:

How did any Australian end up with the name Adanac?

Eh D ! Eh N! Eh C!
*wink* Ceili
Ceili
 
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Reply Thu 25 Nov, 2010 12:56 pm
@Adanac,
Knew that, just wondering if your a canuck down under.
I won't spill the beans though... lol
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