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Yertle The Turtle Removed From Canadian School

Hits: 6663 | Rating: (2.2) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: lawlcats
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OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 12963 Posts
Thursday, May 03, 2012 8:39:07 PM
Yet another reason to abolish public education.

FeelTheRide
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 521 Posts
Thursday, May 03, 2012 7:09:32 PM
This was one of my ALL TIME favorite books when I was a kid!

pigsnout5
Female, 18-29, Western US
 548 Posts
Thursday, May 03, 2012 6:29:03 PM
@gerry: i started reading those aloud and i couldn't finish i was laughing so hard!!! those are great!!

pigsnout5
Female, 18-29, Western US
 548 Posts
Thursday, May 03, 2012 6:27:57 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)

TheGuySmiley
Male, 18-29, Canada
 1222 Posts
Thursday, May 03, 2012 3:38:23 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.

Nietzscheese
Male, 18-29, Canada
 17 Posts
Thursday, May 03, 2012 12:25:58 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.

korahn
Male, 18-29, Canada
 1013 Posts
Thursday, May 03, 2012 8:48:05 AM
Seriously? It's the greatest book ever written on the subject of turtle stacking.

diylobotomy
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1735 Posts
Thursday, May 03, 2012 8:41:59 AM
Sucks for canada, I guess. That's one of the first books I remember reading.

carmium
Female, 50-59, Canada
 6290 Posts
Thursday, May 03, 2012 8:21:01 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...

motleystew
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 44 Posts
Thursday, May 03, 2012 8:10:25 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.

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5684 Posts
Thursday, May 03, 2012 7:31:05 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...

osirisascend
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 2939 Posts
Thursday, May 03, 2012 7:29:46 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.

dm2754
Male, 40-49, Western US
 3122 Posts
Thursday, May 03, 2012 7:24:32 AM
what about the "butter battle book
that one is ban in a lot of USA schools

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5684 Posts
Thursday, May 03, 2012 7:16:30 AM
@Gerry: Actually the Canadian version of a few of those is "Tim Horton Hears a Who."

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33895 Posts
Thursday, May 03, 2012 7:15:00 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

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5684 Posts
Thursday, May 03, 2012 7:10:33 AM
It always seems to be BC that has these ridiculous school policies. Stop right now before you become the Texas of Canada.

lawlcats
Male, 18-29, Canada
 10 Posts
Thursday, May 03, 2012 6:52:08 AM
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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