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  •  Ha! My hs principal banned that! (14+ / 0-)

    My senior year English teacher gave us a choice of two books to read for our "extra" reading: Catcher in the Rye or Lord of the Flies. The class voted for Catcher in the Rye. The principal said we had to read Lord of the Flies because Catcher in the Rye had bad language!

    I think everybody read both.

    No, the principal was not being wily. She was a conservative old biddy who had our favorite history teacher spy on a civil rights group my sister was part of that was collecting supplies to support the Freedom Fighters in Mississippi (this was the 60s). She blackballed my sister from the National Honor Society as a result.

    So my sister went to a Seven Sisters school (female equivalent of Ivy League back in the day when the Ivies were all male), joined the SDS, hung out with Weatherman and fomented The Revolution. Then she became a lawyer and spent most of her career as a public defender.

    Jon Husted is a dick.

    by anastasia p on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 03:04:03 PM PST

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