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13 March 2008 @ 07:03 pm
if to do were as easy as to know what were good to do...  
Hmm...

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/jewish-pupils-boycott-exam-in-shylock-protest-790021.html

I tend to feel that boycotting a work of literature doesn't actually help to defuse whatever makes it troubling in the first place. But I like the way these students and parents handled this: as an individual decision, not as something that needed to be imposed on everyone in the school and possibly even the school district. Listening to your own convictions is one thing; imposing them on someone else is another, and I'm glad to see that they didn't do that here.

In not really related news, a friend of mine declared that the production of a Shakespeare play she'd just seen was "like it was directed by Darren Nichols." Hee.