“The Language Police is the first step toward ending the absurdities of educational censorship. It should be required reading in the education of every parent.” From review in Mother Jones.
See also review from The New York Times, which lists “just some of the things students aren’t supposed to find in their textbooks or tests:”
*Mickey Mouse and Stuart Little (because mice, along with rats, roaches, snakes and lice, are considered to be upsetting to children).
*Stories or pictures showing a mother cooking dinner for her children, or a black family living in a city neighborhood (because such images are thought to purvey gender or racial stereotypes).
*Dinosaurs (because they suggest the controversial subject of evolution).
*Tales set in jungles, forests, mountains or by the sea (because such settings are believed to display ”a regional bias”).
*Narratives involving angry, loud-mouthed characters, quarreling parents or disobedient children (because such emotions are not ”uplifting”).