“For me, the worst in all of that is it’s absolutely the biggest insult to the intelligence of the teachers.” -- Sun-TimesMore from Marjane Satrapi
I’m absolutely shocked. Even in Texas I didn’t have trouble with Persepolis.” -- Sun-TimesCPS liar-in-chief, Becky Carroll
"The book was never banned.” -- Sun-TimesLane Tech students
- This is a SIT IN…We will SIT. And READ. You do not need to bring the book with you. You can hold up signs expressing your opinions toward CPS, Persepolis, Censorship, etc. - If you have other banned books, feel free to bring them and read them there. -- Flyer announcing today's sit-in in the libraryLane Tech Teacher, Steve Parsons
"I tell my students all the time, this is what education is all about. You don't learn just so you can take a test. You learn so you can change the world. They are actually doing that now." -- Chicago Tribune
Barbara Jones, American Library Assoc.
The CPS directive to remove this book from the hands of students represents a heavy-handed denial of students’ rights to access information, and smacks of censorship... As an institution of democracy and learning, CPS has a responsibility to actively model and practice the ideals of free speech, free thought, and access to information at the heart of our democracy. -- Washington Post