The longer you wait the more you are impressing your son with the idea that it is not a big deal. This is aHUGE deal. Especially if it is public school !!!! Call tomorrow make a fool of yourself if you have to. If the school is just trying to demOnstrate what book bans are about then they need tobe aware that the kids areNOT getting it and think it is real, therefore not an effective teaching tool.
Certainly is a good jumping off point for a great discussion on censorship.
I'm only waiting to talk to them because I'm already set to be at the school tomorrow and I want to see this shelf/display with my own eyes. I also feel that some conversations are best handled face-to-face and not over the phone. Plus if this is isn't a display then it's best to give me a few days to calm myself down so I can have a rational conversation and not go in half cocked with my copy of the constitution in hand.
I spoke to my son in great detail (poor kid ) about how banning books is wrong and how he should be allowed to make his own decisions. He also knows that I am going to talk to the school about this. I'm also trying to teach him that sometimes it's best to wait a few days to do something so you can go in with a clear and educated mind.
I'm so glad that I posted about it because I wasn't even aware that there was a "banned books week." This thread has helped me a great deal. Thank you to all who posted
D-Day June 12th 2008, D-Day #2 Sept 28th
D-Day #3 Feb 15th & 16th 2010, D-Day #4 Nov 29th 2010
Perhaps this is a holdover from that week? I'm not sure why they'd wait a whole month, and I'm also pretty sure that any book banned by a district can't be on the library shelves at school.
I'll be interested to hear what you find out!
"I could have missed the pain, but I would have had to miss the dance." Garth Brooks