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Dr. Seuss story accused of having a political agenda, barred from classroom

A school in B.C. investigates the potential political undertones of ‘Yertle the Turtle’

Al Ravenna/World Telegram & Sun/

Ted Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss)

By Jillian Eugenios contributor

updated 4/26/2012 3:28:21 PM ET 2012-04-26T19:28:21

Is there a child around who doesn’t know green eggs are an especially delicious with ham, whether they’re eaten in a boat or in a house, with a goat or with a mouse?

Dr. Seuss books, a staple of childhood, have incited recent scrutiny for their apparent political undertones. The Prince Rupert School District in British Columbia, Canada is alleging that a certain Dr. Seuss quote is unfit for children due to its vaguely disguised political messaging meant to promote unrest and incite rebellion.

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