A Difference of Opinion
Jane Eyre was dropped from a school honours reading list. I really cannot understand why administrators would think this is a good idea?
Jane Eyre recently got the boot and was replaced with Pygmalion on incoming Niles West sophomore honor students’ list for another reason.
“We were getting a lot of complaints from the moms of boys who said they just couldn’t get into it,” Firer said. “They [the boys] thought it was too girlie.”
So, there is such a thing as a ‘girlie’ and non-girlie classic? They ought to be challenging such notions, not confirming them in this way. I have many complaints about my high school education, but we certainly never supposed that some material was for one or the other gender- ever. And it was never an issue. To me, it seems like a backwards notion. Was it too much trouble to have a class discussion about how the class recieved the book? Or were they only expected to mark off imagery lists and make plot diagrams?