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MAY 30, 2014 - Huffington Post

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UK Education Revamp Leaves US Authors On The Shelf

LONDON (AP) — Britain's education minister says he has not killed a mockingbird, but many literature-lovers don't believe him. Michael Gove has outraged some readers and academics with his campaign to put the basics — and Britishness — back into schools. Longtime American favorites including John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" and Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" are off the syllabus for a major high school English qualification under new guidelines that focus almost exclusively on writers from Britain and Ireland. Some educators fear that could lead to the narrowing of British ... Read More

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