Janae Pauls | February 8, 2013
A committee recently determined a book taught in a McPherson High School freshman class is indeed appropriate.
“The Glass Castle,” a memoir by Jeanette Walls, was being taught to 95 students in Cindy Marion’s pre-AP English course. It is an account of Walls’ years growing up in poverty with a dysfunctional family. This is the second year Marion has used the book in her course.
Parents spoke to the USD 418 Board of Education in early December with concerns the book might be inappropriate for 14- and 15-yeard-old students, due to foul language and implicit and explicit sexual references. Anti-religious statements also were listed as a concern.
“Parents ask book be removed from classroom“
(McPherson Sentinel | Janae Pauls | December 11, 2012)
“On parents who shield their children [opinion]“
(McPherson Sentinel | December 27, 2012)
“Poll results: ‘The Glass Castle’ [opinion]”
(McPherson Sentinel | February 11, 2013)