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Controversial books will remain in Urbandale school libraries

Controversial books will remain in Urbandale school libraries

OTHER CHARGES. WELL FEIV DIFFERENT BOOKS LABEDLE INAPPROPRIATE BY SOME PARENTS WILL STAY ON URBAN. SCHOOL SHELVES SOME PARENTS OBJECTED TO THE LANGUAGE AND DESCRIPTION IN FIVE DIFFERENT BOOKS. TH EY’RE LISTED HERE ON YOUR SCREEN A COMMITTEE JUST WRAPPED UP A MEETING TO DISCUSS PULLING ETH BUCKS FROM THE SCHOOL LIBRARY NEW AT 6 TO 9. KCCI’S SCOTT CARPENTER LIVE IN URBANDALE WITH THE ARGUMENT FROM BOTH SIDES TONIGHT SCOTT. YEAH, JAMES THE MEETING STARTED WITH THE PARENT WHO FILED THE COMPLAINT ABOUT THE FIVE BOOKS SPEAKING AND THEN EDUCATORS SPOKE AND WEIGHED THEPT OIONS FOR THE BOOKS N,OW THEY VOTED ON EACH BOOK INDIVIDUALLY AFTER DELIBERATIONAS W OVER AND TYHE VOTED TO CONTINUE THE USE OF ALL THE BOOKS IN QUESTION DENSNI MURPHY WHO FILED THE COMPLAINT POINTED TO THE LANGUAGE USED IN ETH BOOKS DETAILING THE WORDS AND THEN SAYING THEM OUT LOUD TO THE COMMIEETT EDUCATORS CITED. SIT ACADEMIC VALUE HOW SOME KIDS CAN IDENTIFY WITH THE BOOKS AND WEIGH THAT AGAINST THE THAT IT COULD BRING STUDENTS. THEY DECIDE TO CONTINUE ALL OF THE BOOKS AS PLANNED. IT’S ALREADY GOING ON IN URBANDALE SCHOOLS EDUCATORS. SAY THE BOOK. LOSNG ON THE SHELVES WHILE MURPHY CHALLENGED THE COMMITTEE NOT TO USE THE BOOKS. WE SEE THAT THE MATERIAL IS APPROPRIATE DUE TO ALL OF THESE MASSIVE REVIEWERS THAT DO THIS FOR A LIVING IS THIS WE CAN DO IS NOT YOUR ROLE THE SEXUALIZE OUR KIDS. IT’S NOT YOUR ROLE TO CONVINCE THEM OF — HELPS THEM WITH THEIR SELF-IDENTITY IT’S YOUR ROLE TO TEHAC AND ONCE AGAIN, I’LL FLY LAL FIVE BOOKS WLIL REMAIN ON THE SHELVES EDUCATORS ALSO WEIGHED THE BOOKS IF THEY WERE PROPER WITH THE CURRENT URBAN DALE CRITERIA FOR TEACHING. SO WE’RE LIVE IN

5 controversial books will remain in Urbandale school libraries

Five different books, labeled inappropriate by some parents, will stay on Urbandale school shelves.An Urbandale parent took issue with and filed a complaint about the book “Hey, Kiddo,” but it is not the only book on the chopping block.The other books deal with obscenities, violence, sexual content and gender identity. Those books are “All Boys Aren’t Blue,” “Gender Queer,” “Lawn Boy” and “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.”A committee held a meeting Monday to discuss pulling the books from the school library.The committee voted on each book individually, voting to keep all of them.Dennis Murphy, who filed the complaint, pointed to the language, detailing the words used to the committee. Teachers cited the academic value, noting how some students can identify with the books and weighed that against the harm it could bring to students.Educators say the books should be on the shelves while Murphy challenged the committee not to use the book.

Five different books, labeled inappropriate by some parents, will stay on Urbandale school shelves.

An Urbandale parent took issue with and filed a complaint about the book “Hey, Kiddo,” but it is not the only book on the chopping block.

The other books deal with obscenities, violence, sexual content and gender identity. Those books are “All Boys Aren’t Blue,” “Gender Queer,” “Lawn Boy” and “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.”

A committee held a meeting Monday to discuss pulling the books from the school library.

The committee voted on each book individually, voting to keep all of them.

Dennis Murphy, who filed the complaint, pointed to the language, detailing the words used to the committee. Teachers cited the academic value, noting how some students can identify with the books and weighed that against the harm it could bring to students.

Educators say the books should be on the shelves while Murphy challenged the committee not to use the book.

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