Teacher Suspended For Reading “Ender’s Game” To Class
A teacher in South Carolina has been suspended after he was reading pornographic material to the class. Allegedly.
It turns out what he was actually reading was Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. Apparently the parent who complained about the teacher believed this was pornographic.
Card wrote the dialogue based on what he heard children say when they believed there were no adults around and there is nothing pornographic in the book.
“There’s nothing in ‘Ender’s Game’ that they are not completely familiar with,” Card said. “These kids are 14- year-olds in South Carolina. I know for a fact it is impossible that they aren’t hearing those words at least once a week, if not every day.”
However, Card believes the teacher was reading inappropriate material off the internet that may have contributed towards his suspension.
“The other things that the teacher was reading included things that were simply out of place,” Card said. “I’m not leaping to the defense of the teacher; he showed very poor judgement. Should he lose his job? Oh c’mon. People should have room to learn.”
Summit Entertainment is backing the movie adaptation of Ender’s Game. It is set to be released March 2013.