A coming-of-age novel about a teenager's struggle with being sent to an ex-gay conversion camp has not only been removed from a summer reading list, but the entire list has been canceled rather than allow the book to be included.
Like any other change to educational standards, Florida's implementation of the new "Common Core" has come under fire for all the reasons you'd expect of new curriculums. However, if you believe one Florida politician, the worst part is the new standards are totally capable of turning all Floridian children gay.
This is Mr. Tian, he is a sixth grade homeroom teacher in Guangzhou, China. He works for a privately-run, entirely for profit primary school which largely serves the children of Guangzhou's migrant population. Migrants are not considered part of the city population, and as such they are not entitled to free public…