In 1950 the US government burned copies of a magazine because they said it revealed the country’s nuclear secrets. A similar dispute is playing out right now — this time without the same kinds of censorship and legal threats.
Archives for March 2015
After one parent complained that an acclaimed graphic novel was child pornography. After a letter from NCAC, the district’s review committee voted to keep the book in the school library.
A high school newspaper investigation into drugs was deemed unsuitable for publication by the school’s principal. But a local news outlet heard about the story and decided that good journalism deserves to be read.
Controversy has intensified over the removal of the book The Perks of Being A Wallflower from a Connecticut school district’s curriculum. Does the superintendent’s response make any sense?
A review committee in Wallingford, Ct. decided to keep a popular young adult novel in the English curriculum. But the superintendent overruled that decision. Does his decision make legal or educational sense?