Parents in Idaho's Meridian School District recently succeeded in having Sherman Alexie's 2007 novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian removed from Junior Mountain High School's 10th grade curriculum for completely stupid reasons. A group of students organized a petition that got 350 signatures to have it reinstated and, naturally, that's when the trouble started. Kids standing up for something they think is important? Finding a passion and going with it? Great googly moogly, we can't have that. You can read the rest at KBOI but take this image with you: a parent calling the police on a kid for handing a free copy of a book to another kid who wanted one. Are you kidding me?
Today's song is another work that was banned for reasons so stupid that John Denver wound up testifying before Congress about it. What do you think?