"A curriculum shaped by equity officers—as opposed by true lovers of literature—will always ill-serve students, because it inevitably will focus on the limits of human experience, not its possibilities."
"schools [are] now stepping over one another in an effort to show how committed they are to ensuring that every single assigned book can be justified by direct reference to modern sensibilities."
"“To Kill a Mockingbird may only be taught in Peel secondary schools, beginning this school year, if instruction occurs through a critical, anti-oppression lens,” declared the Peel District School Board in a recent memo"
"A curriculum shaped by equity officers—as opposed by true lovers of literature—will always ill-serve students, because it inevitably will focus on the limits of human experience, not its possibilities."
From To Kill A Mockingbird to Ballet Shoes: A Plea to Save Children’s Literature |
“A meeting of minds doesn’t require a sharing of hash tags...” From To Kill A Mockingbird to Ballet Shoes: A Plea to Save Children’s Literature
Many thanks to for my second appearance in the wonderful Let's not ruin childhood with identity politics.
great new piece from Canadian author , about children's literature... with a particular focus on Noel Streatfeild's charming book about girls growing up in interwar London, "Ballet Shoes"