NCAC issued a statement sharply criticizing school administrators across the country for levying suspensions on dozens of students for filming or participating in the popular “Harlem Shake” video meme. Do you think the suspensions are fair? Take our survey.
Archives for February 2013
Earlier this month, the Washington Post reported on a mother’s attempt to have Toni Morrison’s Beloved banned from AP English classes in Fairfax County. When we heard about the challenge, we immediately contacted board members to take the temperature of the situation. In Fairfax County — a huge public school system with beefed up district operations serving […]
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…and this was a problem for the mother of a student in Pennsylvania, who recently lodged a challenge against Adele Geras’ Troy (Scholastic). The book was housed in the Northwestern Lehigh Middle School library and will stay there: the school board voted 5-4 to keep the book, in spite of the challenge. Two things caught my attention […]
Despite receiving accolades ranging from the National Book Award to the Pulitzer, these five notorious novels have been banned by schools across the United States. Their Eyes Were Watching God —Zora Neal Hurston, 1937 “Their Eyes Were Watching God” is a bildungsroman about a young Black woman growing up in the Deep South. In 1997 parents […]