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By David Pan 

School Board hears from critics, supporters of 'To Kill a Mockingbird'


Last updated 1/12/2022 at 10:35am

The Mukilteo School Board heard from both critics and supporters of Harper Lee's acclaimed novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" at its Monday, Jan. 10, meeting.

The issue facing the board is a recommendation by the district's Instructional Materials Committee that the book be removed from the ninth grade English Language Arts curriculum. Currently, the book is the only required novel taught in the ninth grade.

Three of the district's high school English teachers submitted a formal request to re-

consider the book, and the committee voted 63.2% in favor of removal with 36.8% opposed. The committee...

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