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CPS denies it banned book
Chicago Sun-Times, by Lauren Fitzpatrick

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Posted By:brianod1, 3/17/2013 12:36:13 PM

Chicago Public Schools’ removal of the graphic novel Persepolis from classrooms sparked protests Friday and outcry from the autobiographical novel’s Iranian-born author. The district denied Friday it had banned the book outright from CPS schools, saying instead it only removed them from 7th grade classrooms for being “inappropriate.” CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett also ordered up training for any high school teachers who wish to continue using the illustrated story of Marjane Satrapi growing up in revolutionary Iran.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: richwill, 3/17/2013 12:55:58 PM     (No. 9229501)

Hussein land at work. Chicago is an island of despair, corruption and chaos.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 3/17/2013 12:59:51 PM     (No. 9229510)

The CPS ministry of truth has probably been pressured by muslims to censor the Satrapi book. They probably cannot ban it. That would produce too much political fallout. So they´ll settle for the next best thing --- control teacher presentation of the book through "professional development." The district probably thinks teachers will opt to not use the book if they have to sit through an insufferable workshop first.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Chip86, 3/17/2013 1:45:22 PM     (No. 9229551)

Has anybody here actually read the book?

"Red" states would have as many problems as a blue state. The girl smokes, drinks, and sleeps around. Additionaly, in Euroe she hands around with a gang that is into drugs, eventually becomes homeless, and goes back to Iran.

Blue states will bank this book for being critical of Isam. Red state would ban his book for the drinking, smoking, being VERY critical of Catholic Nuns, and host of other issues.

It´s a fair book.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 3/17/2013 5:00:04 PM     (No. 9229782)

replace the book with one on how to have gay sex with your brother and it will be fine

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