Yet Another Protest :: Orestimba High School
District took Bless Me, Ultima off sophomore reading list
By Danielle Gaines
February 24, 2009
Two teachers from Orestimba High School, upset that a book has been removed from their class reading lists, met with UC Merced students on Monday night.
The educators — Catherine Quittmeyer, chairwoman of the English department, and Andre Powell, English teacher — spoke to about a dozen Chicano literature students and future teachers on the university’s campus.
“This was an event for the students; a lot of them want to become teachers,” Quittmeyer said. “This is something I wish I was able to ask questions about when I was becoming a teacher.” [read the rest]