Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Nickel and Dimed

A family has pulled their child out of a Bedford, New Hampshire high school after the book Nickel and Dimed was on the list of required reading. The book is about the difficulties of living on minimum wage in America. In it, Jesus Christ is described as a "wine-guzzling vagrant and precocious socialist." What's wrong with that? Someone called me that the other day.

The school offered the students an alternative to the book if they were offended. Apparently, that wasn't enough for Ozzie and Harriet in this clip. They pulled their kids out of the school. Here's a shocker: They are now being home-schooled. Click on the link to watch the video.



  1. It's great book. Jesus would have loved it as it makes people aware of the America's working poor and how hard it is to make a living on minimum wage. Its sad how as The The said "they have forgotten the message and worship the creeds"

  2. that is well put. it sounds like an important book. ironic that they are against something that discusses the working poor, over one line.