Yertle The Turtle Removed From Canadian School

Submitted by: lawlcats 4 years ago

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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Male 15,832
Yet another reason to abolish public education.
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Female 515
This was one of my ALL TIME favorite books when I was a kid!
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Female 546
@gerry: i started reading those aloud and i couldn`t finish i was laughing so hard!!! those are great!!
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Female 546
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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Male 1,243
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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Male 17
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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Male 1,418
Seriously? It`s the greatest book ever written on the subject of turtle stacking.
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Male 1,832
Sucks for canada, I guess. That`s one of the first books I remember reading.
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Female 6,381
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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Male 48
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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Male 5,811
[quote]Waiting to see what the U.S.A. - bashers among the Canadian IAB`ers have to say. [/quote]
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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Male 3,057
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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Male 3,578
what about the "butter battle book
that one is ban in a lot of USA schools
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Male 5,811
@Gerry: Actually the Canadian version of a few of those is "Tim Horton Hears a Who."
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Male 37,888

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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Male 5,811
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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Male 14
Link: Yertle The Turtle Removed From Canadian School [Rate Link] - 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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