This is so disgusting, disheartening, despicable, and a god damn outrage that I can’t even say much more about it at the moment. Just read the articles below. And yes, it is the same school district that attempted to ban Speak, a story about a girl who struggles to find her voice after she’s raped by a fellow student, and successfully banned Twenty Boy Summer and Slaughterhouse Five based on “standards for age appropriateness.” To quote superintendent Vern Minor on why he supported the ban: “I don’t think [the book is] consistent with these standards and the kind of message that we want to send.”
So just what kind of message do we want to send students in the Republic school district, Mr. Minor? This kind? School Reportedly Made Girl Write Apology To Her Alleged Attacker? This kind? Lawsuit filed against Republic School District over rape claim?