High School Lit Textbook Up for Review


Approximately 100 students, teachers and residents met to discuss a literature textbook being used in English classes in Fort Cherry (PA) schools. Parts of the 2,000 page text, "The Bedford Introduction to Literature" were deemed "inappropriate" after complaints were made by some parents and students about sexual content. The school board has pulled the book for review. The story, from the Washington (PA) Observer Reporter, doesn't make mention of the specific offending works.


My 16 year-old is thoroughly enjoying learning about the Canterbury Tales, and has even written his own version, appropriately risque, for an assignment.