Dr. Suess book "too political" for Canadian school district. Via Google Images
Generally the most offensive things involved with Dr. Seuss books are the words that parents are known to utter when they unsuccessfully try to complete the tongue twisters in “Fox in Socks,” but still the administrators from one Canadian school district have found a reason to ban a Dr. Seuss book. The Dr. Seuss’ classic “Yertle the Turtle,” which has been a favorite of kids and parents for a long time, has been banned from the classroom by officials in British Columbia’s Prince Rupert School District for being too “political.”
The final straw for officials was apparently the act of a teacher, who 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 teacher apparently brought the quote to a management meeting, which the district claimed was a violation of a ban on political messages in schools.
Outraged fans of Dr. Seuss took to Twitter to vent. One tweet said, “you think ‘Yertle the Turtle’ is bad, try reading ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ backwards!”
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