Save Mr. V! - Support The Teacher Suspended For Assigning 'Guts' To His Students
It's taken us a little while to officially report on this story, and for that we apologize. It's a big story that a couple of reporters have already tried to call and contact me about. The site has no comment on this matter at this time except to say that you can show your support for this issue by joining this Group:
To recap, about 2 weeks ago, a popular high school English teacher named Greg Van Voorhis was suspended for handing out copies of Chuck Palahniuk's ground-breaking short story Guts out to his 11th grade students. According to the Gothamist:
That didn't go over so well with school administrators at the Bronx School of Law and Finance in Marble Hill, where the seven-year veteran was quickly reassigned from his classroom duties while the Department of Education investigates.
As most of you know, Guts is a short story which was featured in the March 2004 issue of Playboy and is included as a chapter in Chuck's best-selling novel Haunted. The story was read live on Chuck's 2003-2004 tours and is so far responsible causing over 75 people worldwide to faint. We featured such an incident in our 2003 documentary on Chuck Postcards From The Future, and you can read the full story of Guts here.
To read the full article on Mr. V's suspension, go here.
And if you'd like to show your support, check out the Save Mr. V. Group On Facebook.