From the Huffington Post:
I'm a writer and a teacher. And as a writer and a teacher, I think that you, President Brittingham, are sending the very troubling message to students that a hasty perusal of a few pages from a nearly 500 page novel gives a reader an adequate sense of that novel's themes and style and content. Adequate enough, apparently, to equip that reader with all the knowledge he or she needs to make sweeping generalizations about the book before censoring it. I very much doubt that you would encourage students in your district to complete their homework by only reading a very few select passages from an assigned novel before coming to significant conclusions about said novel. Hardly the way to write an essay.