Columnist Michelle Malkin laments the decision by some schools to use the late rapper Tupac Shakur's posthumously-published poetry to engage middle-schoolers' interest. Malkin wonders how Shakur's champions can argue that his works promote reading when the poems are littered with what she calls "puerile scribbling." Advocates for using Tupac in the curriculum say his writing offers a counterculture perspective, and add that students seem to enjoy it.

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