Score one for the
robots freedom to read supporters!
A seven-person committee in the Hardin Valley Academy, in Knox County, TN has decided that Daniel H. Wilson’s “Robopocalypse” should stay in the school’s curriculum. The best-selling science fiction book about a hostile robot takeover was selected as the STEM Academy’s summer read to keep students engaged in a light but STEM-related topic during vacation. The book will be discussed by classes this fall.
The Kids’ Right to Read project has been tracking the objection and review process, which has unfolded over the last couple months.
A parent objected to “inappropriate language” in the book. Said parent is evidently planning to appeal the committee’s ruling, despite the fact the school has already provided him and other parents with the opportunity to opt-out on their child’s behalf.