Copies of the Merriam-Webster’s 10th Collegiate Edition dictionary (Merriam Webster, 2000) are back on classroom and library shelves at Oak Meadows Elementary School in Riverside County, CA, after being temporarily removed.
Officials at the Manifee Union School District, which serves close to 9,000 Pre-K to eighth grade students, pulled the books following objections from a parent that they contained the definitions of inappropriate sexual terms. But a panel of parents, teachers, and administrators decided last week to return copies of the dictionary to fourth and fifth grade students, along with a letter to parents asking for signed permission to allow their children to use them. Teachers will maintain a list of those students allowed to use the dictionary.
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