Resources Letter to Chairman Roy Hartz Protesting Soap Box Derby Censorship July 16, 2003 Roy Hartz Chairman, Board of Trustees All-American Soap Box Derby Dear Mr. Hartz, The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression and the organizations listed below are writing to protest efforts by the All-American Soap Box Derby to censor Melanie Payne's […]
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The past year has uncovered unsavory practices in New York State and City public schools, including an elite city high school. New York, however, is not the only place that needs fixing before the chill of censorship drives away some of the best teachers and dumbs down education.
At the end of its term the Supreme Court dealt a blow to the right of library patrons to unfiltered use of computers, ruling that the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) is constitutional.
In 1671, the governor of Virginia said, "I thank God we have not free schools nor printing….For learning has brought disobedience and heresy, and sects into the world; and printing has divulged them and libels against the government."