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"Porn" on School Reading List Was Banned Before

The book "Prep" stirring controversy in the East Penn School District has been pulled from shelves in a California school because of its sexual content.

over an optional book - "Prep" - on the summer reading list isn't the first time the best seller has stirred controversy among parents.

East Penn School Board member on Monday from the program after two parents complained about in the story of a college student trying to fit in with her peers. Parents highlighted raunchy passages from the book and showed them to the school board, calling the content pornography.

Here are two other cases involving "Prep" from a 2009 report on Banned Book Week:

2009: Pulled from the accelerated reading program in the Heritage Oak School in Yorba Linda (CA). A parent complained that the book was "pornographic."

2008: Pulled from the accelerated reading program in the Heritage Oak School in Yorba Linda (CA). A parent complained that the book was "pornographic."

The American Library Association tracks cases of access being limited to controversial books.

The motion to pull "Prep" from the optional summer reading list will be on the school board agenda at its Sept. 24 meeting.

Stolz and two parents also complained Monday about another book on the list - "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" by Tom Wolfe. That book, like "Prep," is a best seller by an award-winning author, but also a

Jeff Lotte September 13, 2012 at 06:24 PM
Well Joel, now that people actually know of the content of these two books,I'm quite sure that there is many more than two people who are not happy to learn about the content of these books recommended by the school district for young kids to read. As a home owner and a tax paying citizen, yes they do need to address my wishes. Thanx for your concern though.
Jeff Lotte September 13, 2012 at 06:25 PM
And imagine that Joel, two parents that live together.....jeeze, some people just like to hear themselves talk.
Gramma24 September 14, 2012 at 02:39 AM
Heaven forbid, these high schoolers may read about sex and drugs!!! Bet they hear worse in the halls, on the bus, AT HOME? IF the topic is endemic to the story line, where is the problem? If the book is about drug den/whore house and how to run one, well that would be a different story, but a few passages in a book means 'no no children, we don't read that bad stuff'. Explain the term 'context' to the students and expect them to rise to the occassion, don't automatically expect them to sink to the lower levels. And here's a thought: I wonder if the complaining mamas have read 50 Shades of Grey? Now THAT is porn.
Carol Ann September 18, 2012 at 09:44 AM
This issue was resolved 30 years ago however, not every single school board in these United States cares about any entity other than itself though obviously, the East Penn School Board wants you to believe, they are above the law of the land. ........................ >>> Years ago, school boards and state governments, across America, became aware that The School Property Tax was starting to force so many homeowners to become homeless and so many commercial property owners out of business that they started offering more and more property tax abatements, reductions, relief, rebates, and promises of comprehensive reform just to appease the various advocacy groups of angry seniors, frustrated farmers, frightened families, buried business owners, etc. ....... Recently, 75 separate taxpayer advocacy groups banded together under one banner and collaborated with more than 70 state lawmakers to craft The Pennsylvania Taxpayer's Independence Act ( HB1776 and SB1400 ) which will not reform, relieve, rebate, or abate the school property tax > it ELIMINATES IT -- Because, No Tax Should Have The Power To Leave You Homeless !! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Island_Trees_School_District_v._Pico Learn more at, facebook.com/groups/pataxpayers
ted.dobracki September 18, 2012 at 12:43 PM
Little confused about where you're going with this and how the tax issue gets involved. Very confusing. Ultimately, the SCOTUS case cited was inconclusive and set no real precedent since no majority decision/opinion was reached except to affirm the Appeals Court ruling which reversed the District Courts decision giving the plantiffs a declarative injunction in their favor and ordered a full trial on the facts to determine if the books were vulgar or not..

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