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10-06-2009, 10:34 AM
High school teacher keeps job after handing out pornographic 'banned book'

"The Perks of Being a Wallflower," by Stephen Chbosky

A father of a high-school student is infuriated after he said a teacher provided "banned books" to her 11th-grade students, including at least one with explicit descriptions of homosexual sex acts, rape, masturbation, profane language and even bestiality.

John Davis, father of an 11th-grade student at William Byrd High School in Vinton, Va., told WND that English teacher Kathleen Renard(*) provided her personal copy of a book called "Perks of Being a Wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky to one of her English students, and it was passed to his son. The book is published by MTV Books.

Davis found the book in his son's possession, along with a bookmark that said, "Read banned books. They're your ticket to freedom."

"My son was reading the book and stated it was a school assignment," Davis told WND. "He was embarrassed that I began to peruse through the book and discovered its contents. He advised that the book belongs to his English teacher, Mrs. Kathleen Renard."

Upon reading the book, Davis discovered the following:

* sex acts between teenagers
* male and female masturbation
* suicide
* oral sex
* extensive use of profanity, especially the "F"-word
* multiple cases of homosexual acts between teenage boys, including kissing, seduction and anal sex
* illegal drug and alcohol use, including smoking marijuana, dropping acid and LSD usage
* anonymous homosexual acts between men and boys
* rape of a teenage girl while she cried
* molestation of a young boy by a woman
* molestation of a young girl by an older man
* how hitting a girl can turn her on and make her love a boy
* attempted sex between a boy and a dog

Davis confiscated the book and arranged to meet with Renard and William Byrd High School Principal Richard Turner.

Email krenard@rcs.k12.va.us
Middle Initial N
Last Name RENARD
Phone 890-3090

10-06-2009, 11:11 AM
According to Davis, the principal said he believed the teacher should not have provided the books. Principal Turner claimed he had met with the instructor and disciplined her, but Davis said he would not say what actions had been taken. Instead, he told the father, "That's between me and her."

Davis said, "As far as I know, he may have just given her a paid day off. He wouldn't tell me."

I'm sure that's about what it amounted to for this teacher.

The problem here is that instructors represent their employers interests when they recommend material to students or loan students books. That's the pure fact of it. Teachers at this level aren't in the business of recommending books like this if they aren't part of the approved reading lists.

Any kid who is interested in random gay sex or bestiality in "literature" should also have the skills to access it himself. If he's too young, dumb, or clueless to use interlibrary loan to get this stuff, he's too immature to ferret out whatever bigger point the author was attempting to make.

I'm no fan of book banning but I'm no fan contemporary porn that's thinly disguised as "literature", either. Just because somebody in the book gets naked and confused that doesn't mean they're portraying a crucial "coming of age" story.

10-06-2009, 12:00 PM
Wow, and parents in my district used to get upset because there was a copy of The Catcher In The Rye in the school library-it wasn't used as a text for a class, it was available for book reports or out of class reading.

The teacher was obviously not using common sense. There are more appropriate books to give to teens that are considered modern classics, some that even address issues like sexuality, but not in a graphic manner. The example from my school library has some scenes that involve homosexuality, but it is not really graphic. I don't know the book in question, so it's hard to know how graphically it describes these things. I don't believe in censorship of the adult population, but the parents and school have the right to set some kind of standard.

I would say if the reading material crosses from sexual innuendo (like in Shakespeare) to graphic descriptions, it's probably not appropriate reading material for the school or it's teachers to provide to the students. What kids find on their own or get Borders to sell them is a different matter.