Ohio Board of Education President Wants Toni Morrison Novel Scrubbed from State Common Core Materials

Ohio Board of Education President Debe Terhar wants all mentions of the Toni Morrison novel The Bluest Eye removed from state guidelines for schools teaching to the new Common Core academic standards. The novel tells the story of a young black girl living in Lorain, Ohio, who dreams of having blue eyes so that she will be as beautiful and beloved as white children.  

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Urgh...

I can look into this in the week ahead. Travel to the capitol in Columbus is most definitely out of the question due to disproportionate expense let alone the 3.5 hours one-way travel time in optimal conditions.

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