Teacher's Job in Jeopardy For Reading From 'Pornographic' Novel - Ender's Game

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Teacher’s Job in Jeopardy for Reading to Kids from Ender’s Game

A middle school teacher who read to his students from Ender's Game is on "administrative leave" because a parent complained to the school that Orson Scott Card's classic novel is "pornographic." The parent also went to the local police, who have not yet pressed criminal charges against the teacher, according to the Aiken, SC Standard.

Children's advocacy group Commonsensemedia.org has recommended Ender's Game for children aged 12 and up — and the child whose mother complained to the school and to the police was aged 14. But at the same time, the school has a policy requiring teachers to "preview" any supplemental material they present in class, so school officials can check for offensive ideas or themes, and the unnamed teacher did not do that in this case.

Ender's Game was one of three books that the teacher read to students, as part of the school district's literacy initiative. The school has since reviewed the three books and determined that two of them have inappropriate language (including swearing) and "in some instances, subject matter and terminology" that administrators consider inappropriate, says the Standard.

The school issued a press release stating that the student and his mother both considered Ender's Game to be "pornographic," and they complained to the school on Friday morning. The school had an administrative conference with the teacher on Friday afternoon, and the teacher was placed on leave. The police investigation into the teacher's conduct is described as "ongoing."
Also, I bet Orson Scott Card is 10 times the parent that this cunt is.
 

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tss yeah he better bet everything on the daily double or somethin'
 

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The school issued a press release stating that the student and his mother both considered Ender's Game to be "pornographic,"
What a cry baby little faggot. This mom has just ensured her kid won't get laid till he's 25.
 

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Ah, the South. Why am I not surprised.
 

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Ah, the South. Why am I not surprised.
Which is amusing, considering that Orson Scott Card is a Mormon from North Carolina, and despite self-defining as a democrat, he's pretty much a through and through conservative.
 

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The police need to charge the kid's parent with filing a fraudulent police report
 

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If your kids have ever said any of the words you find offensive in my class, then I should be able to say them too. It would be nice if the admins. would support the teacher like mine supports us. The parents hoot and holler, but they fuck off eventually when the admins. stonewall them.
 

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Another ironic thing about this story is that Ender's Game would be a perfect story to read to a kid who is being bullied at school.
 

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I read this novel a couple of months ago for the first time, and I can't think of anything "pornographic" about it, and seeing as though it's about 9-12 year old kids I think even my fucked up desensitized mind would have noticed.
 

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I read this novel a couple of months ago for the first time, and I can't think of anything "pornographic" about it, and seeing as though it's about 9-12 year old kids I think even my fucked up desensitized mind would have noticed.
Also, it was written by a legit Mormon. OSC doesn't really venture into that kind of territory. Like I said, this is a really weird author and book to pick on.
 

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I read this novel a couple of months ago for the first time, and I can't think of anything "pornographic" about it, and seeing as though it's about 9-12 year old kids I think even my fucked up desensitized mind would have noticed.
Well, the kids are nude at times during the story (Uncle Paul, blah, blah, blah).
Spoiler for those idiots who haven't read one of the best sci-fi books of all time
Some of the Dragon Army kids are naked while they're running to their first battle, trying to put on their suits (Bean, as it turns out). And Ender's confrontation with Bonzo was in the showers.
But those are all cases of a non-body modesty society and culture, not anything pornographic. It's not like the kids were at all interested in each other physically. Shit, even in his novels that deal with sexual relations OSC is pretty circumspect about it all.

There's also a YA reader of Ender's Game. Knowing OSC, I wouldn't be surprised if it took out the swears and glossed over any nudity, but the original Ender's Game was always a fairly grown up story. Not "adult" in the "pornographic" sense, but definitely grown up in the themes and the moral issues it deals with.
 

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I'm guessing this pleasure to be around is upset that Card writes of a Universe where Earth isn't at the center.
 

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Well, the kids are nude at times during the story (Uncle Paul, blah, blah, blah).
Spoiler for those idiots who haven't read one of the best sci-fi books of all time
Some of the Dragon Army kids are naked while they're running to their first battle, trying to put on their suits (Bean, as it turns out). And Ender's confrontation with Bonzo was in the showers.
But those are all cases of a non-body modesty society and culture, not anything pornographic. It's not like the kids were at all interested in each other physically. Shit, even in his novels that deal with sexual relations OSC is pretty circumspect about it all.

There's also a YA reader of Ender's Game. Knowing OSC, I wouldn't be surprised if it took out the swears and glossed over any nudity, but the original Ender's Game was always a fairly grown up story. Not "adult" in the "pornographic" sense, but definitely grown up in the themes and the moral issues it deals with.
Yeah I remember the nudity, but that's not "pornographic" unless this cunt is getting off from the idea.

I hate how everything in the world has to be changed to accommodate these types of people. If you don't want your child exposed to that shit, take them out of that school and put them in another.
 

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Yeah I remember the nudity, but that's not "pornographic" unless this cunt is getting off from the idea.

I hate how everything in the world has to be changed to accommodate these types of people. If you don't want your child exposed to that shit, take them out of that school and put them in another.
I bet the little queer that complained to mommy is a short, fat, redheaded, pussy who is in the band. That's what I picture when I think of a 14 year old who actually talks to their parents about how school went and what happened in class today and all that. He probably got embarrassed by the full erection he had while the teacher was reading the story.
 
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that's a preview of a Santurom presidency.