This is based on a new version of Huck Finn being released next month which will attempt to make the book more relevant to a modern perspective. I’m not really sure what the point of modernizing the past is, but it’s happening. It’s not replacing anyone’s right to read the original text, but it is being done for the sake of teaching.
Here’s an article: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/05/books/05huck.html?_r=2
What do YOU think?
And more importantly, why the hell are second graders reading Huck Finn? Professor Arcanius is a terrible teacher!