Dr. Marvin E. Edwards Superintendent School District U-46 355 East Chicago Street Elgin, IL 60120 Dear Dr. Edwards, We write to urge you to reinstate Judy Blume’s novel, Forever, in the middle school libraries in District 46. According to recent news reports, the decision to remove the book, and the desire to keep it out […]
Archives for June 1999
This essay is about political exploitation of the Littleton school-shooting tragedy. Rich describes proposals offered by Congress and the President as "quick fixes"–not serious treatment to prevent real-life violence:
We write to express our increasing concern over your public statements about children and the Internet, and specifically your endorsement of something called the "Parents’ Protection Page," as a "public-private partnership" to facilitate Internet censorship.
The American Psychological Association stepped into a hornets’ nest when it published an article that compiled and evaluated the results of many studies on the psychological effects of child sexual abuse. Responding to complaints from conservative constituents, a Congressional resolution condemned the study.
Congress must believe that flag-burning is epidemic. Year after year, the House of Representatives votes to ban physical "desecration" of the flag. This session is no exception.