Thursday, October 13, 2005

Censorship in Nova Scotia

Annapolis Valley school district of Nova Scotia recently cancelled a class field trip to watch a play of the 1960 Pulitzer Prize winning novel 'To Kill a Mockingbird', by Harper Lee.

School board officials claim they cancelled the trip due to the loss of valuable class-time.

Note: The school board never recommended the Grade 11 class read the classic and discuss as a way to utilize the valuable class-time.

To sum up the argument against 'To Kill a Mockingbird', the main objection is that it contains multiple negative elements that may not be sending the right messages.

Do you think this sanitization is equivalent to censorship?

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