Banned books lesson stirs controversy
profanity as a teaching tool
West Linn, Oregon
Michael Diltz; Roger Whoel; Athey Creek Middle School
The teacher and school board have apologized and the curriculum tamed to be appropriate for its audience.
A teacher's decision to include profanity as an example in a lesson about censorship sparks controversy and differing opinions from students and parents. The school board has issued an apology, and the teacher (Michael Diltz) has tamed down his presentation, an act deemed somewhat 'ironic'.
profanity, offensive language, inappropriate for teenagers, education, free speech, censorship