Friday, September 20, 2013

Banning Books Southern Style

Ironically, as the Common Core calls for more instruction in critical reading, this North Carolina school board strikes a blow for ignorance and narrow mindedness.
North Carolina school board bans Ralph Ellison’s ‘Invisible Man’ (via Raw Story )
A North Carolina school board has banned Ralph Ellison’s 1952 novel Invisible Man from its reading list on Monday, citing a lack of “literary value.” The Asheboro Courier-Tribune reported that the Randolph County Board of Education voted 5-2 to…