Olentangy students, parents protest recent halting of Dr. Seuss reading on NPR podcast

Posted on AllSides January 16th, 2023
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Seventh grader Thoman Bornman read Dr. Seuss’ “The Sneetches” to roughly a dozen students and parents Monday in front of Olentangy Local School’s administrative building — more than a week after a podcast aired where a communications official stopped a teacher from finishing the book in class. “It’s important to send the school district a message that it’s OK for students to ask questions and talk about race,” said the 14-year-old Olentangy Hyatts Middle School student. The read-in was part of a peaceful protest by a group of concerned parents...

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