At 1/22/06 11:55 PM, red_skunk wrote:
What's an SRE/T chart?
I googled it. The sixth result:
"NG BBS - Search
What's an SRE/T chart? I can't say I've read it either, but I know that it's an
established, legitimate novel. It's not smut, these sorts of relationships ...
This says two things. 1. It's not well-known, and 2. Google indexes pages extremely rapidly.
Odds are, it's some type of new age reading/comprehension/idea presenting strategy, similar to CRISS reading strategies, where instead of just saying or writing your ideas, you bundle them into useless, inane charts.
As for the actual issue, I can't say I have any real problem with the removal of it, as long as school libraries contain all the references and works of literature a student needs to successfully advance their education.
Obviously, Lolita isn't exactly required reading. It's not like they're taking out the works of Darwin or Marx. Not only would few students be concerned at all about its removal, it would still be available at say, public libraries.
The benefits, therefore, of keeping the book in the library are outweighed by the benefits of shutting up some whiny parents. As long as this practice doesn't become so prevalent that many imporant works are kept out of school libraries, then it really isn't that big a deal.