A note for teachers: Don’t buy a book you haven’t read for a student. Your sweet gesture may go unappreciated.
A teacher named Philip Aidoo who teaches at a Philadelphia charter school thought he was doing something nice for his ninth graders when he purchased books for his students as gifts. He apparently made these purchases based on the students’ “wish lists.” Seems like a nice gesture, right? Wrong!
Teacher’s Good Deed Gone Bad:
Mr. Aidoo ended up purchasing “50 Shades of Grey” for one of his students and this infuriated the boy’s mother. She was so upset at the book Mr. Aidoo purchased for her son that she filed a formal complaint with the school. She is hopeful that Mr. Aidoo will be fired for his actions. According to ABA Journal, “when one mother found her son in possession of the 50 Shades of Grey book she was furious.”
Why Has “50 Shades of Grey” Caused the Ninth Grader’s Mother so Much Frustration?
Mr. Aidoo claims that he was “unaware of the content of the book.” That’s kind of hard to believe, as the pornographic nature of this popular book has been the topic of many conversations, controversies and disputes in the past year. There is even talks about making a movie based on the book. The boy’s mother is not buying Mr. Aidoo’s defense either and is questioning the teacher's motives. She believes that “this was a 100-percent act of negligence” especially because the cover of the book clearly indicates that “the book is for mature audiences and has high sexual content.”
For the above reasons, she wants him fired!
Have you read “50 Shades of Grey?” Would you be opposed to your son reading the book?
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