The Day They Came to Arrest the Book - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

As Nora walks down the hall, she passes Gordon, who proclaims Huckleberry Finn dead. Unaware of the meeting the day before, Nora is confused, but is quickly sidetracked upon meeting Maggie Crowley, a fellow teacher, in the hall. Maggie's new class, American Problems, was passed by Michael Moore through sheer determination on Maggie's part. The class involves several controversial topics, but each topic is presented from both sides, thereby ensuring objective coverage of the topics. Maggie is convinced that through hearing educated speakers on all topics, students can learn to think for themselves. Maggie invites Nora and her class to a debate being held at the school the following Thursday entitled "Is Individual Freedom Getting Out of Hand?" Maggie explains that the debaters will be a lawyer from the American Civil Liberties Union and Matthew Griswold from the Citizen's League for the Preservation of American...

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