The US State who gave us the Scopes Monkey Trial is now banning books… TENNESSEE

The Scopes Monkey Trial: It’s 1925 and in Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called Scopes Monkey Trial begins with John Thomas Scopes, a young high school science teacher, accused of teaching evolution in violation of a Tennessee state law.


The Scopes Trial, formally The State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes, and commonly referred to as the Scopes Monkey Trial, was an American legal case from July 10th to July 21st 1925 in which a high school teacher, John T. Scopes, was accused of violating Tennessee‘s Butler Act, which had made it unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school.[1]


Maus[a] is a graphic novel by American cartoonist Art Spiegelman. Serialized from 1980 to 1991, it depicts Spiegelman interviewing his father about his experiences as a Polish Jew and Holocaust survivor. The work employs postmodernist techniques and represents Jews as mice, Germans as cats, Poles as pigs, Americans as dogs, the English as fish, the French as frogs, and the Swedish as deer. Critics have classified Maus as memoir, biography, history, fiction, autobiography, or a mix of genres. In 1992, it became the first (and to date only) graphic novel to win a Pulitzer Prize (the Special Award in Letters).


“The Mcminn County School board just voted to ban the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel ‘MAUS‘ by Art Spiegelman from all of its schools, citing the inclusion of words like ‘God Damn’ and ‘naked pictures’ (illustrations) of women,” reported Justin Kanew. “There is no video available of the meeting, but here are the MINUTES in their entirety.”


McMinn High School 

#7,292 in National Rankings


Overall Score 59.16/100

When I was in school, a 59 out of 100 was an F… if the McMinn County School Board focused less on banning books, the McMinn County School Board could perhaps raise the quality of the schools to a D…

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