Columnist: A missed opportunity to stretch kids' minds

10/27/2005 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Washington Post columnist Marc Fisher says the objections of a few parents caused a Maryland school to cancel a thoughtfully managed assignment that required eighth-grade students to read a banned or challenged book. Some parents ask how schools can prepare kids for the real world when administrators cave in to such pressures.

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