Fundamentalists urge Steinbeck ban

11th February 2000 at 00:00
A CHRISTIAN fundamentalist parents' group has petitioned a school board in Winnipeg, Canada to ban John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men from the school curriculum.

Christians Influencing Education cites 43 cases of blasphemy in the Nobl prize winner's classic story about the lives of migrant farm workers.

The novel has already been banned in 43 school districts in the United States.

Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn has been barred from 35 districts.


Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now