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(Examiner)   Chicago Public School CEO says "Persepolis" by Marjane Satrapi isn't "banned," it's just removed from classrooms. Wait, what?   (examiner.com) divider line 14
    More: Asinine, CPS, Marjane Satrapi, Chicago, Chicago Teachers Union  
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2013-03-16 09:46:23 AM  
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KangTheMad: It's rather simple, subby. But apparently rather simple is too much for you, they explain it in the first damn paragraph. "Now, it is being purported by the administrative office of the Chicago Schools that the text is being removed from the seventh grade's literary curriculum, but - in accordance with the United States' First Amendment regarding free speech - the book is not being banned from schools and their libraries."


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CPS is backpedaling..... they WERE banning it and planning to remove ALL copies from classrooms and libraries until the Chicago Teachers Union began leaking the letters to the media. Now, they are just saying they wanted it removed from the 7th grade curriculum.
2013-03-16 01:33:19 AM  
3 votes:
It's rather simple, subby. But apparently rather simple is too much for you, they explain it in the first damn paragraph. "Now, it is being purported by the administrative office of the Chicago Schools that the text is being removed from the seventh grade's literary curriculum, but - in accordance with the United States' First Amendment regarding free speech - the book is not being banned from schools and their libraries."
2013-03-16 10:24:43 AM  
2 votes:
Maus was assigned reading for one of my higher level college history classes. And my fiancee had to read Persepolis for one of her 400 level international studies classes.

But you know, theyre comic books, so theyre for children.
2013-03-16 09:49:57 AM  
2 votes:

Jarhead_h: I had never heard of this book, but simply seeing that's it's illustrated makes ask what the hell it's doing in a middle school classrom in the first place.  Not against illustrated work for pleasure reading, but academic?


Not sure what you have against illustrations or how that statement even makes sense. I would think it would make kids more likely to read the book. Just because something resembles something else doesn't mean they're the same. Why, I bet Archie and Jughead aren't even in Perseopolis. And I don't think Odie and Nermal show up until Perseopolis II: The Halalasagna Caper.
2013-03-16 11:45:31 AM  
1 votes:
"banned", "removed".  It's all semantics.
2013-03-16 10:11:59 AM  
1 votes:

NephilimNexus: "Oh no, we aren't violating the 1st amendment.  We're just protecting the moral standards of our society, as defined as 'whatever I believe in' ."


Indeed.  School senior administrators seem to have a communicable disease that renders them unable to engage in any sort of critical thinking or understanding of nuance.
2013-03-16 09:35:11 AM  
1 votes:

oukewldave: Bad for government business when/if the bombing starts.


Open war with Iran would be the dumbest thing the government could do. If you want to topple the Ayatollah, just  wait (and make sure you don't Iran do anything utterly stupid in the meantime). There's a huge population of youth in Iran who have no love for the current regime. The hardline supporters are getting old and dying off.
2013-03-16 09:30:56 AM  
1 votes:

moonscatter: t3knomanser: Jarhead_h: Not against illustrated work for pleasure reading, but academic?

It's an excellent and highly personal recounting of life in Iran around the Revolution. The fact that it's in graphic novel form does nothing to really alter its merit in that regard.

There is nothing in that book that is inappropriate for a 7th grader. It's a great starting point for good discussions about perceptions of Iran.


The "problem" with the book is it is humanizing the country and it's people.  Bad for government business when/if the bombing starts.  We don't want to think about killing real people like us.
2013-03-16 09:15:51 AM  
1 votes:

Jarhead_h: I had never heard of this book, but simply seeing that's it's illustrated makes ask what the hell it's doing in a middle school classrom in the first place.  Not against illustrated work for pleasure reading, but academic?


It's a graphic novel, telling the life story of the author, who grew up in Shah and then Ayatollah controlled Iran before being sent to Europe for school because things were getting too crazy in Iran. It basically covers the kind of craziness you'd get when a young woman is separated from her family and culture during her young adulthood. It's rather powerful and and saw a movie release as well. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0808417/?ref_=sr_1
2013-03-16 09:14:25 AM  
1 votes:

t3knomanser: Jarhead_h: Not against illustrated work for pleasure reading, but academic?

It's an excellent and highly personal recounting of life in Iran around the Revolution. The fact that it's in graphic novel form does nothing to really alter its merit in that regard.


There is nothing in that book that is inappropriate for a 7th grader. It's a great starting point for good discussions about perceptions of Iran.
2013-03-16 09:09:52 AM  
1 votes:

Jarhead_h: Not against illustrated work for pleasure reading, but academic?


It's an excellent and highly personal recounting of life in Iran around the Revolution. The fact that it's in graphic novel form does nothing to really alter its merit in that regard.
2013-03-16 09:08:13 AM  
1 votes:

Jarhead_h: I had never heard of this book, but simply seeing that's it's illustrated makes ask what the hell it's doing in a middle school classrom in the first place.  Not against illustrated work for pleasure reading, but academic?


Maybe you should look into this book before just spouting off. Just because it is illustrated does not mean that it is not written for adults.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persepolis_(comics)
2013-03-16 09:03:56 AM  
1 votes:

KangTheMad: It's rather simple, subby. But apparently rather simple is too much for you, they explain it in the first damn paragraph. "Now, it is being purported by the administrative office of the Chicago Schools that the text is being removed from the seventh grade's literary curriculum, but - in accordance with the United States' First Amendment regarding free speech - the book is not being banned from schools and their libraries."


Kind of like science books in Texas.
2013-03-16 07:36:30 AM  
1 votes:
I'm not sure I would assign her work to 7th graders. As much as I worship the ground she walks on.
 
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