Dr. Seuss book banned from class for being too 'political'4/25/2012
Dr. Seuss' classic "Yertle the Turtle" has long been embraced by kids and parents, but cold-blooded administrators in a Canadian school district have just banned it from the classroom for being too "political." Officials in British Columbia's Prince Rupert School District apparently snapped after a teacher displayed a quote from the book that said, "I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here on the bottom, we, too, should have rights." The district states that the teacher, who brought the quote to a management meeting, violated a ban on political messages in schools.
Seuss fans tweeted their outrage. Quipped one, "you think 'Yertle the Turtle' is bad, try reading 'Green Eggs and Ham' backwards!"
Are Dr. Seuss books too political, or did the school overreact?