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Date: 05/03/12 07:00 AM

17 Responses to Yertle The Turtle Removed From Canadian School

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    lawlcats Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 6:52 am
    Link: Yertle The Turtle Removed From Canadian School - Too political? C`mon Canada--you`re better than that. I guess a turtle is no longer a turtle, no matter how small.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    May 3, 2012 at 7:10 am
    It always seems to be BC that has these ridiculous school policies. Stop right now before you become the Texas of Canada.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 3, 2012 at 7:15 am

    Perhaps they should use Dr. Seuss` later works. The ones geared for the more sophysticated inner-city youth...

    One Bitch, Two Bitch, Dead Bitch, Blue Bitch
    Who Shat in the Hat?
    Horton Hires a Ho
    Fox in Detox
    The Cat in the Blender
    Yentl the Lentil
    My Pocket Rocket Needs a Socket
    Aunts in My Pants
    Oh, the Places You`ll Scratch and Sniff!
    Horton Fakes an Orgasm
    The Grinch`s Ten Inches
    Herbert the Pervert Likes Sherbert
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    May 3, 2012 at 7:16 am
    @Gerry: Actually the Canadian version of a few of those is "Tim Horton Hears a Who."
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    May 3, 2012 at 7:24 am
    what about the "butter battle book
    that one is ban in a lot of USA schools
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    osirisascend Male 40-49
    3039 posts
    May 3, 2012 at 7:29 am
    Waiting to see what the U.S.A. - bashers among the Canadian IAB`ers have to say.

    Bet there probably won`t be too much heard from them in this particular thread.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    May 3, 2012 at 7:31 am
    Waiting to see what the U.S.A. - bashers among the Canadian IAB`ers have to say.
    They can say whatever they want, as this is pretty stupid. However, if we want to compare materials that schools have banned in the US...
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    motleystew Male 18-29
    48 posts
    May 3, 2012 at 8:10 am
    It is a shame that schools shield kids from political controversy. They should be exposed to these controversies and exposed to all sides that are involved in them. This will allow them, as they grow up, to be able to think critically about their place in the world and form their own opinions, not just believe the first piece of propaganda that comes their way. Kids should be allowed to question authority and have an open dialogue in a respectful way.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    May 3, 2012 at 8:21 am
    This all comes out of a protracted job action by BC teachers. There was an awful lot of eye-rolling when this item hit the news, but the school boards and government are watching for the slightest misstep by a teacher, and the teachers look to make hay out of anything they can at the expense of their employers. Typical.
    As far as politicizing kids, rest assured that polls show the vast majority of them to be in support of teachers, so someone`s giving them the massage.
    At least the fuss isn`t over evolution, like in some countries...
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    diylobotomy Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 8:41 am
    Sucks for canada, I guess. That`s one of the first books I remember reading.
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    korahn Male 30-39
    1249 posts
    May 3, 2012 at 8:48 am
    Seriously? It`s the greatest book ever written on the subject of turtle stacking.
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    Nietzscheese Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2012 at 12:25 pm
    To those who think that "Yertle the Turtle" is just a silly children`s book with no political meaning. You should know that Dr. Seuss himself stated that the book was a metaphorical representation of Hitler and his attempt to conquer Europe.

    That being said, I don`t think anything about it is "too political" for schools. WWII is an important part of a history and is an essential part of any education.
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    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
    1243 posts
    May 3, 2012 at 3:38 pm
    STOP EVERYTHING! GIVE US YOUR BOOKS, WE`RE GOING TO BURN THEM. ALL OF THEM, COME ON NOW, DONT DELAY! WE KNOW YOU HAVE BOOKS, THEY ARE MANDATED TO BE BURNT.
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    pigsnout5 Female 18-29
    546 posts
    May 3, 2012 at 6:27 pm
    ok i loved this book when i was in elem. school. heck i loved all of dr. seuss`s books. i didn`t understand the double meaning behind them. heck i probably still don`t! give the kids books to read that are fun to look at and easy to read aloud! don`t take away seuss or i`m gonna protest!! (jk)
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    pigsnout5 Female 18-29
    546 posts
    May 3, 2012 at 6:29 pm
    @gerry: i started reading those aloud and i couldn`t finish i was laughing so hard!!! those are great!!
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    FeelTheRide Female 18-29
    515 posts
    May 3, 2012 at 7:09 pm
    This was one of my ALL TIME favorite books when I was a kid!
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    May 3, 2012 at 8:39 pm
    Yet another reason to abolish public education.

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