Archives for December 1996
NCAC Executive Director Leanne Katz, addressing the Hofstra University Symposium on Law and the Arts in October, expressed concern that some legal academics may be contributing to the worsening climate for the arts in this country.
There seems to be a strange campaign afoot to remove the S-word from our lexicon. Its perpetrators seem to believe that if no one mentions "it," adolescents won’t know or think about it and therefore, won’t engage in it.
NCAC Censorship News Issue #64:
Rib Lake High School in Wisconsin is in trouble again. Rib Lake is where censorship actions surrounding Judy Blume’s book Forever resulted in a costly judgment (Dishnow v. Rib Lake) against the district (Censorship News 62).
High school teacher Cissy Lacks was awarded $750,000 by a federal court in a case against a suburban St. Louis school district. Lacks was fired by the Ferguson-Florissant Schools for failing to censor her 11th grade students’ creative expression as part of a creative writing assignment in which she asked them to write as they speak. (A federal judge reinstated Lacks in August.)