Teacher Suspended For Reading Ender's Game To Students
Submitted by Anonymous Patron (not verified) on March 20, 2012 - 2:42pm
"Forbes reports that a middle school teacher in South Carolina has been <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2012/03/19/south-carolina-teacher-suspended-for-reading-enders-game-to-middle-school-students/">placed on administrative leave for reading sci-fi classic Ender's Game to his students</a>. According to blogger Tod Kelly, '[A parent] reported him to the school district complained that the book was pornographic; that same parent also <a href="http://ordinary-gentlemen.com/blog/2012/03/19/portlandia-enders-game-and-why-i-prefer-living-in-a-nation-over-a-confederacy/">asked the local police to file criminal charges against the teacher</a>. As of today, the police have not yet decided whether or not to file charges (which is probably a good sign that they won't). The school district, however, appears to agree with the parent, is considering firing the teacher and will be eliminating the book from the school.'"