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Originally published: 2014-02-17 16:14:28
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Don't allow personal attacks

I urge our Watauga County school board members to consider carefully the way the censorship issue is being discussed and put a stop to opposition to the book, "The House of the Spirits."

1. At the last meeting, the chairman announced at the beginning of the open comment time at the school board meeting that no personal attacks on the teacher would be permitted. Two people made personal attacks and were not stopped.

2. One speaker gave a melodramatic speech attacking the teacher and presented herself as a victim. No one corrected the fact that this story was not true. If anyone is influenced by this, he or she should check the facts.

These examples illustrate the lengths to which those who oppose this book are going to stop its use.Please stop this process and approve this book before the community conflict worsens.

Glenda HubbardBoone