April 25, 2012

Yertle the Turtle

Yertle the Turtle: too political for kids. (I’m going to start a blog called “Really Insanely Stupid Shit People Say and Do.”)

The quote in question – “I know up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here on the bottom, we too should have rights” – comes from Yertle the Turtle, the tale of a turtle who climbs on the backs of other turtles to get a better view.

In the midst of a labour dispute between the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation and the province, the quote was deemed unsuitable.