Teacher Resigns in Comic-Homework Flap; Comic In Question Still Unknown
David P. Welsh offers the best, most concise follow-up to the story of a Connecticut teacher in trouble for giving an age-inappropriate book to a student. The smart point of his that I hadn't thought about is that by not naming the book, it could very well be that the district doesn't wasn't a thorny discussion of a work's acknowledged literary value as opposed to the inappropriate nature of whatever set off people's alarms. In other words, there's a big difference between someone giving a student Blankets and giving them a copy of Crack Whore -- or at least there should be. Also: apparently, the teacher has resigned.