Book Drama

First off, I’m glad the library board in Cheshire voted to allow the book, “In the Middle of the Night” onto their shelves.  Yes it may be controversial but it has just as much right to be there as anything else.  Just because this was a tragedy in your town does not give anyone the right to banish books.  Last time I checked, this was America and not nazi Germany.  We allow all types to write books and we should allow them to be read.  It’s nice to have the option not to read it.  To say you are never going back to the library until the book is gone, as one lady said, is a bit childish and very narrow-minded.

Second, the fact that Sarah Palin can read a book, nevermind write one is surprising.  What in gods name could she say that is so relevant.  I mean the women doesn’t believe in evolution.  Sorry, I can’t take anyone seriously that thinks “god” magically made man then pulled a rib out to make a woman.  How is that more feasible then the stages of evolution, which by the way, are proven by science.  The sad thing is that there’s enough crazy in the world to keep her in the public eye into 2012.

Lastly, to all you education budget slashers out there.  Please Please Please do not cut programs like music, art and PE.  Developing a young childs’ mind through imagination, stimulation and their body through recreation are vital.  I would argue those three are more important than things like social studies.  We need to develop thinkers.  The way our kids are taught in school is to be a bunch of test-passers.  This will harm our country more in the future than anything else.  Please be creative in ways to slash your budgets.  The arts and sports is not a starting point.

-Jason-

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One Response to “Book Drama”

  1. More and more, research shows that physical activity – poorly lacking in most schools – is extremely beneficial for the development of thinking skills, as are participation in arts. Yet schools continue to cut gym, outdoor activities, sports, music, arts, bands, clubs, and other “non-academic” activities in short-sighted moves to balance the bottom line. All while asking students and expecting graduates to think out side of the academic box. We’ve lost the big-picture view, and you are correct, this has and will continue to harm our global standing.

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