Teen Sex, F-Word Profanity, and 4th-5th Grade Reading Levels in High School Textbooks - Confirmed Again
Are these books really REQUIRED?
WHY are these books used as
high school textbooks?? Nonresponse by the current Board of Education
Grade-Title-Reading Level9th - Stotan - 5.8 10th - The Bean Trees - 5.6 10 - I Know...Caged Bird Sings - 6.7 10 - Boy's Life - 5.2 11th - All the Pretty Horses - 4.9 11 - The Awakening - 8.5 11 - Black Boy - 7.4 11 - One Flew...Cuckoo's Nest - 6.2 11 - Song of Solomon - 5.0 12th - Animal Dreams - 5.7 12 - Beloved - 6.0 12 - Going After Cacciato - 4.6 12 - Hot Zone - 7.3 12 - Lords of Discipline - 6.6 Two other very low quality textbook choices include:
9 - Bless Me Ultima - 5.4
9 - House On Mango Street - 4.5
Past articles about this problem
"Profanity is the effort of the feeble mind to express itself."
-- 1950s English teacher
The spirit of this website...
...is to encourage the public schools to help our children develop a love of reading and gain a rigorous literary education through excellent literature choices.
Sadly, most parents have no idea that deviant sex including bestiality and pedophilia, for example, is included in graded reading assignments in their public schools. Rather, schools HIDE adult content from parents and patrons.
What can you do?
|From a local school board member: This is what I’m looking for – parental involvement & responsibility. From an elected state official: I applaud your new initiative (Parents as Full Partners in Education Form) and support your work.|
What we have found...
Blue Valley F-LIST -- 30 and counting