Governor’s wife tells story about prostitutes and dead people to 10-year-old school childrenBy Mason White 11:57 AM April 10, 2016
|Anna Scott visits school|
By: Wayne Morin
The governor and the first lady of Florida, were criticized after Ann Scott read a book that talks about prostitutes and dead people in Miami.
Scott, the wife of governor Rick Scott, visited a class of 10-year-old children at the Bailey Elementary School on Thursday, and she read the historical novel “A Land Remembered,” which was written by Patrick D Smith.
The novel tells a story about three generations of pioneers in Florida, and it is widely studied in schools, but students receive a very edited version of the original book.
However, Anna did not read the censored version.
She told the kids about the two characters driving down Biscayne Boulevard in Miami, which Smith described to be littered with massage parlors, porn movies, bars, adult book stores, full of prostitutes, drug addicts, drunks and professional thieves.
She also told the children that you cannot go anywhere without stepping on the bones of a man or animal. After complaints rolled in, Anna wrote a letter to the school principal, apologizing for the incident.
Anna said that she never wanted to cause any offense, or concern for the students or parents. She also said that she loved the opportunity to visit the school and share her passion for reading with students.