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Utah company's 'painfully offensive' books pulled from Minneapolis schools


Utah publisher Reading Horizons says its programs can help schools make reading simple and even fun for struggling students, using a methodology that focuses on phonetics and "decoding" words.

But it's the stories the sounds tell that have the attention of teachers and parents in Minneapolis, where the school board Tuesday demanded a public apology and a refund from Reading Horizons. Minneapolis Public Schools last month recalled the company's "Little Books" series for "culturally insensitive and unacceptable material," according to a statement from its interim superintendent. (A PDF of his statement is available on the left of this story.)


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