The House on Mango Street: Bad Plan

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I am falling into a rabbit hole outside of cyberspace. Without going into details, posts will be sketchy this month. I will seize those moments I can, picking a few sound bites that I’d like to get out there.

I’d like to start with the House on Mango Street, a novel that is frequent middle school reading in our country. We can do better. The protagonist gets raped by a clown. The book contains numerous errors in grammar, many intentional but nonetheless fundamentally incorrect.

Eduhonesty: If we want our students to learn grammar, we should not hand them books that don’t follow the rules we are attempting to teach.