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Doug Kern speaks to why he objects to "Of Mice and Men."

School board upholds committee decision to keep "Of Mice and Men"

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The decision to keep John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” in the Brainerd school curriculum was upheld Monday by the school board.

The book was recently brought under the microscope after parent Doug Kern told the board he thought some of the language and terms used were vulgar and inappropriate.

Kern argued terms used in the book like “Jesus Christ,” (used as curse words) “(the n-word),” and “Japs,” were “appalling.”

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