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Dictionary controversy reaches a compromise

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January 27, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
The Menifee Union School District has reached a compromise over the dictionaries that are available in its classrooms.Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionaries were pulled from fourth and fifth grade classes at Oak Meadows Elementary School after a parent complained that a child had discovered the term "oral sex" in the dictionary. Removing the dictionaries led to complaints about censorship.

Parents now have the option of choosing whether their children use the Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary or an alternative which will be available.