Panel: Book should stay, but parents must give OK
The Daily Astorian (Astoria)
The education of Little Tree by Forrest Carter
children, young adult
parents, Astoria elementary schools, Instructional Materials Review Committee, Astoria School Board
The Instructional Materials Review committee recommended Astoria elementary schools keep "The Education of Little Tree" on teachers' and library shelves. If students desired to borrow the book from a teacher or the library, they would need to seek parental permission. The book was challenged by the parents of a fifth grade student because it presents a negative view of Christians. The school board was slated to discuss the recommendation at its November 8th meeting.
religious discrimination, distortion of Christians, Astor Elementary School, Phebe Johnson, Melinda Lesher, Cherokee, Native American, profanity, Lewis and Clark Elementary School, Kathy Salsberry, Scott Lane, Gray Elementary School, Astoria High School, prejudice, denominations, Ken Dugan, Fred Bohne, Sue Cody, Linda Hendryx, Duane Sentgeorge, Mary Olsen, values