TX school board votes to keep hotly argued book

SomeOne writes: “I never thought I’d see the say, but a school board in the Gregory-Portland [TX]Independent School District voted to keep Athletic Shorts: Six Stories” by Chris Crutcher that they say contains profanity and references to gay sex and racism. Here’s The Story

With her husband at her side, Laura Hallowell tried to convince the trustees of the Gregory-Portland Independent School District to get rid of it.

“We do censor books as we do not have Playboy in the shelves and the novels by some authors. We prefer to call it monitoring,” Hallowell said. “If you do keep this book based on First Amendment rights, then you cannot discipline students for foul language, hair color, clothing, et cetera, as that is infringing on their rights to free speech.”