theresa wrote:nickidepphead wrote:Carroll Schools' Superintendent Rob Cordes has pulled a critically acclaimed Iowa author's novel from a high school literature class over the administrator's concerns that the book has "inappropriate" sexual content.
What age is High School over there- would it be 11 and over, or more like our UK college age, ie 16 and above? I agree with inspired, in that I have two daughters aged 11 and 13, and I know I wouldn't want either of them reading this type of thing yet - they don't need THAT much information!
High school over here is generally age 14 and up.
Ah, thanks. I guess it still depends what year the kids are in that are going to use the book. If it were me I think I'd rather my daughters didn't read it until they were about 16, but then I haven't read it so don't know how explicit it really is! I wonder if the books are vetted by anybody before being bought by the school? And how long they'd had it before this happened...? You'd think they if had used it before, somebody would have picked up on it previously if it were that *offensive*... Hmmm. It does seem a bit much to ban it as a result of just one parent phoning the school!