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Should students read Ayn Rand instead of a book about poverty?
Should students read Ayn Rand instead of a book about poverty?

A parent in the wealthy Texas town of Highland Park has challenged a book about people living near the poverty line, and suggested books by Ayn Rand, Ben Carson and Karen Hesse as replacements, the Dallas Morning News reports. The challenged book, David K. Shipler's "The Working Poor: Invisible in America," was one of seven suspended by the Highland Park school district in September. Those suspensions were eventually reversed, but the district announced in November that students would need permission slips from parents to read "The Working Poor" and five other books. Shipler's book, which is being taught in an advanced placement class for high school...

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