NCAC speaks with Miranda Taylor, a student at Richmond Early College in North Carolina, whose school canceled this year’s yearbook, in part, because of her senior quote: “Build That Wall.”
NCAC is in the process of writing to the elementary school underlining that students have a First Amendment right to receive and possess literature, provided the books in question do not cause disruption to school activities.
The objecting New London parents say that the book features “gratuitous and unnecessary” profanity and sexual references.
NCAC’s letter will underline that a primary goal of the school system “is to exercise the responsibilities of citizenship by promoting democratic values such as free expression, tolerance, and diversity.” This includes diversity of opinion.
The petition focuses on the legal rights of whistle blowers, demanding adequate protections to ensure they receive a fair trial in any subsequent court action taken against them.