Sex, language and violence in school curriculum books

List of books that are part of English curriculum include the likes of Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon and Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Such books would be great if the goal would be to morally corrupt young people.


Yet, it is interesting that in Policy under Publications by the Students there is prohibition of “text that is libelous, obscene, vulgar, lewd, invades the privacy of others, conflicts with the basic educational mission of the school, is socially inappropriate, is inappropriate due to the maturity of the students”.

Texts from some curriculum books could not be quoted in these student publications.


It is time to label classroom material when it includes sex, language and violence and notify parents when their children are to read this kind of literature.