Oh boy... Why not ban Fahrenheit 451 and 1984 while we are at it. And let's burn all copies too.
What kind of spineless school principal is this?
Sometimes people are wrong. In fact it happens a lot. Apparently calling someone out for being wrong is as bad as calling someone out for being fat. Can't have controversy!
Huxley is spinning in his grave.
Huxley was cremated.
Please, make the argument that it isn't the case on this particular book, but I'd say no book belongs in English classes because of the warning or political message it delivers. At the high school level, different (academically higher?) standards are looked at. This may include _Brave New World_, or it might not, but taking offense that a popular dystopian fiction novel isn't in the curriculum any longer isn't the right argument: removing an important work on literature and replacing it with a less important one is.
I found the idea of banning a politically loaded book (that speaks of, among other things, banning books) irresistibly funny. I am not sure Fahrenheit 451 or 1984 are required reading in the US, but they should be. They should be required reading everywhere.
Unfortunately, they bend over backwards to please kids who complain to their parents about how crappy their school is.
Screw you Thomas Hardy, you're off the curriculum, some 14 year old has decided you lack literary value because they find all those descriptions of countryside dull and don't want to read them.
(Obviously in this instance that 14 year old would have been me and I'd have been right but I'd also have said something similar about Dickens and been about as spectacularly wrong as it's possible to be).
1984 made me miserable. But it also helped make me into the man I am now.
Really I just want a required class in formal logic for everyone.
I many times support the formal logic requirement.