CT School board committee votes for book removal

After about an hour of debate, a school board subcommittee Tuesday agreed with a local couple who wanted a book to be taken off the kindergarten through third-grade reading list because it contains an ethnic slur. The board’s Committee on Learning voted 4-2 to recommend the 12-member Board of Education vote in August to remove the book, “Baseball Saved Us” by Ken Mochizuki, from classroom use.