CFN Gazette staff
Oklahoma author Ralph Ellison’s literary masterpiece Invisible Man was
banned from public school libraries in Randolph County, North Carolina,
on Sept. 16 in a 5-2 vote — just in time for Banned Books Week.
Dogs may be man’s best friends, but a weekly reading program proves they love story time with kids just as much.
Features Devon Green
Every Wednesday evening at The Village Library, Charley Nickell is
making a difference in the lives of children. Her best qualities are her
patience and her ability to make every child who visits her feel like
he or she is the only person in the room.
Letters to the Editor Mack Paul
H.L. Menken once wrote that “for every complex problem there is an
answer that is clear, simple and wrong.” This is most certainly the case
with the Reading Sufficiency Act that mandates retention in the third
grade for students scoring an unsatisfactory on the reading test.
News Ben Felder
Parents are urging Gov. Mary Fallin to sign a bill that would allow them to work with teachers to decide if a third-grader who struggles with reading should be promoted to the fourth grade.
Commentary Carly Putnam
In the waning hours of the final day of the 2014 Oklahoma legislative
session, in the midst of the debate over Oklahoma’s education standards,
Sen. Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate, used a passage from Toni Morrison’s
novel The Bluest Eye as an example of the “evils” of Common Core.