December 14, 2010

THEY OUGHT TO OBJECT BECAUSE THE BOOK IS VACUOUS (via The Other Brother):

Parents Fight Economics Book That Mentions Jesus (WMUR,, December 13, 2010)

Parents of a Bedford teenager are asking school officials to ban the use of a book that refers to Jesus Christ as a "wine-guzzling vagrant and precocious socialist."

The 2001 book, "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America," documents author Barbara Ehrenreich's attempts to live on minimum wage as she critiques the nation's economic system.

Aimee and Dennis Taylor are fighting against the book being used as part of their son's personal finance class and pulled him from school over the dispute. They said they object to book's foul language, drug references and the author's characterization of Christianity


A lot of colleges started requiring incoming freshmen to read the book a few years ago and we got all kinds of e-mail from kids relieved to discover that someone else found it annoying at best, hollow at worst.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 14, 2010 7:05 AM
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