Modern reading selections lead to challenges in Wash. district

Richland school district in Washington has received more complaints than neighboring districts about the literature students read in the classroom, perhaps because the district teaches more recent books, according to a newspaper analysis. While most books go through a committee process before they are introduced, some teachers pilot new books and then ask for parent and student feedback. One teacher, who faced opposition from parents when she taught a book about Sept. 11, said introducing modern books often leads to more critical thinking and better engagement.

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Tri-City Herald (Kennewick, Pasco and Richland, Wash.)

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