5/25/2010

English teachers in Nevada's Douglas County are questioning a proposed secondary-school curriculum that abandons the traditional method of teaching higher-level English through novels. The new SpringBoard curriculum, designed by College Board, does not include classic works such as William Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" and "Macbeth," William Golding's "Lord of the Flies" and J.D. Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye." Under the new curriculum, works by John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway and Mark Twain would also not be included.

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