Is this a good time to mention BANNED BOOKS WEEK is upon us again? And how fitting that the vice-presidential debate falls right in the middle of it!
“Closing Books Shuts Out Ideas”
[Last year’s theme was “Free People Read Freely!”]
September 27- October 4, 2008
Or maybe you’d like Mess is Robust, With Resonance!
One shudders to think how much more Big School can stand to systemize! Is even more corporate power to tidy up both school and home really healthy for children and families? Rowdy recess games are long gone, purses and cupcakes are being banned as unacceptably untidy, long lists of clothing, toys and ingestible substances including candy have been purged, along with books judged too stimulating and therefore disorderly for school shelves.
So I tend to welcome counterpoint now and then, toward uncontrolled, untidy thought, word and deed.