We usually reserve this space to reprint an article of special interest that has appeared elsewhere. This time, we’re printing a shortened version of a letter to us because the issue raised by eighth-grade English teacher Gina Corsun, of Edison, New Jersey, is so compelling.
Archives for June 1998
Eighth grade students in Tiverton, Rhode Island, must have been baffled when their teacher asked them to give back copies of Go Ask Alice in the middle of a class discussion, on orders from a principal who had not read the book.
Reinstatement of the Terrence McNally play, Corpus Christi, by the Manhattan Theater Club, after its cancellation, lifted a cloud from New York’s cultural horizon but threats to creative expression persist elsewhere.
Abortion, contraception, homosexuality and masturbation are words that aren’t discussed in New York City’s Community School District 24. The Board adopted a policy in 1987 to delete those words from curriculum materials.