Friday, December 21, 2012
North Canton City Schools Board of Education heard concerns during meeting Wednesday.
North Canton City Schools Board of Education members got an earful Wednesday from numerous parents unhappy about a Hoover High School teacher's erotic novel. The book titled "Schooled" is described on Amazon.com as "Chelsea Handler meets '50 Shades of Gray.'" It contains adult language, adult content and explicit sex scenes and is being sold in the online store's erotic section. Carol Ann Eastman, a seven-year Hoover High teacher, reportedly authored the book under the pen name Deena Bright. Parents told the school board Wednesday that it's not the book itself that's bothersome, but comments attributed to the author about the novel, the Canton Repository reported Thursday. The newspaper stated that two parents said they would not want …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Take a minute to get caught up on the most-read stories on North Canton Patch this week
1. How many drinks will get you a DUI?: Do you know the answer? Our guess is it's fewer drinks than you think. Check out these charts by Virginia Tech Alcohol Abuse Prevention to find out. 2. Two Hoover High drug searches in two weeks: That's right, the high school underwent two drug searches in just two weeks. Principal Tony Pallija explains the reasoning behind the searches here. 3. North Canton will not be 'Schooled' blog post: Our most-read item on North Canton Patch Wednesday was this blog post by a North Canton educator who reminded the community to focus on the positive — not the fact a Hoover High teacher penned an erotic novel ("Schooled"), or that Erick Howard was found guilty of burglary and rape. 4. Hoover teacher pens erotic …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
We are not the people we have been seeing in the news. Let's recognize the people and places that make this city and school district great!
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Here's what Superintendent Michael Hartenstein and Patch readers had to say about a Hoover High teacher who's selling her erotic novel on Amazon.com
From the way Superintendent Michael Hartenstein sees it, a teacher writing an explicit novel doesn't violate any school codes of conduct. It breaks no laws. But it's still concerning. Hartenstein talked to North Canton Patch Monday about Hoover High teacher Carol Ann Eastman penning an erotic novel, "Schooled," that's now sold on Amazon.com. "My job is to take care of the school system and the kids who are in it, so anything anyone does that causes parents or kids to be upset is of concern to me," Hartenstein said. The book, authored under the pen name Deena Bright, follows a young teacher as she learns about sexuality from her former students. You can read the full description here. Hartenstein confirmed Eastman was away from Hoover High …
Monday, December 10, 2012
WKYC.com reports a Hoover High School English teacher authored a book sold in the erotic section on Amazon.com
The book titled "Schooled" is described on Amazon.com as "Chelsea Handler meets '50 Shades of Gray.'" The book, available on Kindle edition, contains adult language, adult content and explicit sex scenes. And, according to one local TV station, it's penned by a Hoover High English teacher. WKYC.com reported this weekend that Carol Ann Eastman, a teacher at Hoover High for seven years, authored the book under the pen name Deena Bright, and it's now being sold in the online store's erotic section. The Amazon description describes the plot: "A young teacher learns about sexuality, pleasure, and satisfaction from rather unlikely and forbidden teachers, her former students, now recent college graduates." You can read the full description here. …