by Scott Neuffer

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November 29, 2012
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Parent challenges sophomore English novel

A parent of a Douglas High School honors student is challenging the use of the classic African novel "Things Fall Apart" in sophomore English, which is part of the SpringBoard curriculum.

In a formal complaint addressing the instructional material, the parent claimed to not "want that kind of garbage in her (daughter's) head."

"Perhaps in college that would be her choice then," the parent stated. "Now, it's mine. In raising our daughter we are trying to model good behavior. We don't want her delving into the bad without a good to back it."

The complaint form was provided to The …

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