annefrank 12 years old

The Culpeper County school superintendent said Monday that the school system had never formally removed a version of Anne Frank’s diary from classrooms following a parental complaint that some passages were objectionable.

Director of instruction James Allen last week told The Washington Post that the definitive edition of the diary would not be used in the future and that the decision was made quickly, without adhering to a formal review policy for instructional materials that prompt complaints. The remarks set off a hailstorm of criticism online and brought international attention to the 7,600-student school system in rural Virginia.

6 Thoughts to “Anne Franks Diary Is Back On Culpepper Reading List”

  1. Wolverine

    We just might have to change Moon’s blogmeister handle to “Hailstorm Moon-howler”!

  2. hahahaha! sigh. There’s probably a little truth in that.

  3. Emma

    Sanity rules over censorship in Culpeper.

  4. I have not read the definitive edition. I am just glad it will go through the process rather than removal. One parent should not be able to control what the rest of the kids study in class.

  5. Rick Bentley

    I am hearing rumors of a new “Ultra Definitive Edition” coming down the pike in the next few months, which incorporates 24 new pages recently discovered. The new material will include Anne’s anger at smelly farts released by some members of the attic community, some thoughts on acne, and ruminations on pubic hair.

  6. Emma

    Oh, Rick. You’re just so…..truculent.

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