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December 8, 2006

Public School Reading

From the immortal poem "I Hate School," snickered over by 6th-graders who found it in their public school library in Queens:

F*** this s***, up the a**.
I don't think I'll ever pass.

This gem comes from the collection "You Hear Me?" which was suggested for 6th through 8th graders by the Columbia University Teachers College's Reading and Writing Project explicitly because it includes "poems" written by non-Caucasian teenagers.

Other books found on the shelves at Public School 150 include an anthology of stories about homosexual teenagers, and a book called "First French Kiss." The books are labeled "Young Adult" by the New York Public Library.

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Fed to 6th-graders on our dime.

Hat tip: Michelle Malkin

Posted by Van Helsing at December 8, 2006 9:21 AM

Comments

What's wrong with homosexuality?

Posted by: Insanity at December 8, 2006 9:32 AM

What's wrong about being "straight"?

Posted by: bryherb at December 8, 2006 10:07 AM

What's right with sexualizing middle-schoolers?

Posted by: V the K at December 8, 2006 11:12 AM

what's wrong with adultery?

Posted by: nanc at December 8, 2006 11:14 AM

What's so funny about peace, love and understanding? The tragic humour is that those who are dedicated "pacifists" constantly enable "anti-pacifists".
"Those who are willing to be the most ruthless always win.  The pacifists always lose, because the anti-pacifists kill them. " Raymond S. Kraft

Posted by: bryherb at December 8, 2006 11:31 AM

Whats wrong with liberals?

Posted by: furballz at December 8, 2006 11:33 AM

what's wrong with gouging my eyes out with this here rusty fork?

Posted by: nanc at December 8, 2006 12:19 PM

What's wrong with dropping all the social engineering and teaching them reading, writing, arithmetic, science, history....

Posted by: NudeGayWhalesForJesus at December 8, 2006 12:33 PM

What's wrong with dropping all the social engineering and teaching them reading, writing, arithmetic, science, history....

Don't you understand, you barbarian, Knowledge is just a tool of the oppressive patriarchy! The purpose of public education isn't to teach your "knowledge," it's to build self-esteem and teach children that their feelings are the most important things in the world. ESPECIALLY their sexual feelings.

Posted by: Liberal Definition of Sanity at December 8, 2006 12:44 PM

inside or outside of marriage?

Posted by: nanc at December 8, 2006 1:26 PM

Marriage is also an anachronistic tool of patriarchal oppression, an antiquated vestige of a time when women were just chattel slaves to their husbands.

Unless gay people want to do it. In that case, marriage is a fundamental human right and how dare you deny it to any two people who are in love with each other, or want to share health benefits.

Posted by: Liberal Definition of Sanity at December 8, 2006 1:48 PM

danger...danger will robinson...

Posted by: nanc at December 8, 2006 6:49 PM

Even the smallest school library will have hundreds of books in it. Do you really believe these "educators" screen all of the books for language or content?
When I went to middle-school (5th-8th grade) about 25 years ago, believe me, the students knew where every "dirty" book in the library was. We knew more about what was in the stacks than the librarian did. I know its shocking, but 13 year old boys really do love smut.

Posted by: phil at December 9, 2006 2:50 AM

"Do you really believe these "educators" screen all of the books for language or content?"

I'd say the question should be, now that they know about it, will they remove it?

Posted by: NudeGayWhalesForJesus at December 9, 2006 12:42 PM

"We knew more about what was in the stacks than the librarian did."

Yeah, sure you did. Because when you're a teen, you know EVERYTHING.

Posted by: KHarn at December 9, 2006 2:21 PM

Phil, the point is, the "dirty books" are supposed to hidden, secret, hard-to-find. And I'll tell you why.

Pushing boundaries is essential to adolescent development. Tight boundaries are good, because teenagers don't have to go too far to rebel. So, you make mildly "dirty" books and mildly dirty acts verboten and most teenagers will push that far and no further.

So, what happens when everything is permitted? Teenagers have to go to extremes in order to rebel. If offensive books are OK, teenagers will push out to hardcore pr0n. If "safe sex" is okay, teenagers will have promiscuous quantities of unsafe sex.

The way things are going, the generation after this is going to have to be into necrophilia and horse-sex just to piss off their parents.

Posted by: V the K at December 9, 2006 2:49 PM