Teacher Buys Student '50 Shades of Grey'
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

50 shades of greyA Philadelphia mother wants her son’s high school teacher fired after he bought the teen the erotic novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” for in-class reading, NBC Philadelphia reports.

Maya Ladson says she was shocked to find the book in her 14-year-old’s book bag back on March 9. And was even more shocked to find out his teacher gave it to him.

“It clearly states on the cover, that the book is for mature audiences and has high sexual content,” Ladson told NBC. “This was a 100-percent act of negligence. There should never be pornographic material purchased and distributed to a student by a school teacher.”

Ladsen’s son is in the ninth grade. According to the school, the teacher asked students for a list of books they would like to read during an independent reading period. Ladson’s son requested “Fifty Shades of Grey.” His teacher then went online and ordered the book for the student.

The school is investigating.

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Makkada B. Selah is a journalist based in New York City.


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