Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Can I propose a solution?

This story made me laugh too loud for my surroundings:

A “handful” of Logan Elementary School parents in Moline were shocked this week when they opened their children’s school-issued assignment books and found a list of profanities, including the f-word.

A school district spokeswoman said Tuesday that the “inappropriate language” list was accidentally printed inside books being passed out to students in grades 3-6. The list included “ho,” “whore,” “fag,” “slut” and one sexually explicit term that is widely regarded as degrading to women.

The list contained 20 words, most of which cannot be published in this newspaper.

It appears the school district is working to make sure they get the pages back out of the handbooks, but if they were to decide to go another direction, no unit on profanity would be complete without doing some research and making a list of offensive/profane things State 29 has said.


rexusnexus said...

I saw this article and thought of you.

KL Snow said...

A similar article ran in the WCF Courier last week, it's the one I posted about.

Thanks for thinking of me, though.