Wednesday, January 5, 2011
What would Mark Twain say?
Whoa....New edition removes Mark Twain's "offensive" words. I know these are hard books to teach in the classroom. And Huckleberry Finn is always going to be challenged. But removing words that can offend does not seem like a solution to the problem. Now it's just being ignored. Isn't it important that people have such a strong reaction? It signifies caring. It's something that should be addressed, not glossed over.