Josh Adams, The Tennessean, May 15, 2013, FRANKLIN -
A high school textbook that several parents say contains anti-Semitic
passages is being scrutinized by the county school district and could
be booted from the curriculum.
Superintendent of Williamson County Schools Mike Looney confirmed Monday evening that a formal complaint regarding the book, “The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography,” was filed. That triggers a review of the book that some parents began asking for months ago.
In April, Laurie Cardoza-Moore requested that school board members remove the book used in Advanced Placement classes. (link)
My Comment: If only one question is all that is offensive in a 500 page text book, maybe that question could just be ignored. I am sure that not every word in the text is read anyway and probably not ever question is assigned or discussed. Maybe a heavy black marker could be used to hide that question.
If anyone has read the textbook, I would like to know if this one question is all that is offensive. It is worth keeping in mind, that this is a text book used to teach the students who are seniors in advanced placement classes. Next year they will be in college getting bombarded with lots of controversial thought-provoking ideas. Do they really need to be protected from the question asked in this text book? I think this question might be offensive if in a freshman text, but I am not so sure college-bound advance placement students need to be protected from exposure to controversial ideas.