The government is constantly talking about how literacy is important and we need to keep on reading, but by banning our books they aren't doing a very well done job on encouraging it. Thurgood Marshall Elementary School in the Chula Vista School District is always trying to get students to read more and more. They have a system where they give students a certain level and they are able to read any book within that level. Then they are gi...
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... think that it’s a book about the color grey. This would help the government encourage literacy better, and fully protect children like they wanted in the first place. In order to avoid breaking the first amendment they would just have to overall not ban any religious books. Besides what good does banning books does for everyone? Nothing really, therefore the board of education needs to learn how to approve over taboo.
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