Liberal Schools Are Trying To Cancel The Odyssey
This is what happens when Liberals dominate the academic field. They are constantly trying to make schools a "safe space" rather than places of learning. So they have been attacking any book that might make people feel "uncomfortable," which seems to mean Liberals don't want students to know about the history of our country or the trials and tribulations our country has undergone. They have also been trying to find issue with just about anything written before people were "woke." They are currently trying to censor books like "The Odyssey" by Homer, some Dr, Seuss books, and books by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I guess greek mythology and green eggs and ham are triggering?
"A sustained effort is under way to deny children access to literature. Under the slogan #DisruptTexts, critical-theory ideologues, schoolteachers and Twitter agitators are purging and propagandizing against classic texts—everything from Homer to F. Scott Fitzgerald to Dr. Seuss.
Their ethos holds that children shouldn’t have to read stories written in anything other than the present-day vernacular—especially those “in which racism, sexism, ableism, anti-Semitism, and other forms of hate are the norm,” as young-adult novelist Padma Venkatraman writes in School Library Journal. No author is valuable enough to spare, Ms. Venkatraman instructs: “Absolving Shakespeare of responsibility by mentioning that he lived at a time when hate-ridden sentiments prevailed, risks sending a subliminal message that academic excellence outweighs hateful rhetoric.”
"Outsiders got a glimpse of the intensity of the #DisruptTexts campaign recently when self-described “antiracist teacher” Lorena Germán complained that many classics were written more than 70 years ago: “Think of US society before then & the values that shaped this nation afterwards. THAT is what is in those books.”
We really need more conservatives to become teachers. Kids are missing out on a proper education because of irrational notions like this. They should pass a law that stops liberals from inserting their political views into the classrooms. There is nothing wrong with the Odyessy it was written back in the time of Ancient Greece and is an epic story. Just because there is not a diverse cast of LGBTQ and minorities does not mean it is a bad story. But knowing libs they will likely go after anything that doesn't include the smallest minority of our society, since they want to be all-inclusive by ignoring the majority.