Aaron Bell’s sculpture was censored by NYC’s Parks & Recreation department for its “problematic” depiction of a man in a noose.
I woke up today. And when I woke up I thought of A friend. I thought of Kyle, I thought of Jack, I thought of Tamir And those who we have lost, Those who Cannot wake up. This stanza from an original poem by senior at Austin High School in Austin, Texas led to him being prohibited from […]
NCAC has sent a letter to Elgin Mayor David Kaptain supporting the mural’s return in advance of the City Council’s vote on its fate on July 13th.
After two parents complained about sex, drugs, and drinking in Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower, which had been assigned in a 7th grade advanced language arts students at Pasco Middle School in Dade City, Florida, the superintendent called for the removal of the book and initiated a formal review that has recommended a district-wide ban. […]
In Henning, Minnesota, a small town 90 miles southeast of Fargo-Moorhead, the award-winning graphic novel This One Summer was removed from the school library in early May after a parent complained. A “coming-of-age tale about the awkward transition from carefree childhood to jaded, self-conscious young adulthood,” in the words of a Booklist starred review, This One Summer contains a dozens instances […]
In a replay of former New York Mayor Guiliani's attempt to grab attention by attacking "blasphemous" art, Ben Loyola, a member of the Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission, is directing his ire against the work of LA-based painter Mark Ryden, featured in Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose, an exhibition that opens this Saturday at The […]
When students at Susan E. Wagner High School in Staten Island produced a photographic artwork critiquing rape culture and the sexualization of young women's bodies, the administration responded by removing the artwork, implicitly sexualizing the body of a young woman. Last week, a photo-collage was removed from a student exhibition in the lobby of the […]
Parents in Michigan are very upset about a Toni Morrison novel being taught in an AP English class.
Calls to ban social media platforms to combat campus discrimination threaten students’ free speech rights.
A school in Pennsylvania removed an award-winning novel in response to parent’s complaints.
A bill that would require Virginia public schools to notify parents about ‘sexually explicit content’ should be vetoed by the governor, a coalition of literary and free speech groups argue.
A Virginia bill that would require public schools to notify parents of “sexually explicit content” poses a profound threat to public education and First Amendment principles.
After complaints, a Florida Jewish community center cancels performances of a play about the Israel-Palestine conflict.
A Virginia school district’s decision to ban a short video about affirmative action, along with the suggestion that it may ban other “racially divisive” material, raises serious First Amendment concerns.
A parent of an elementary school student complained about a graphic novel in the school library. Is that any reason to restrict the book in the same district’s high school libraries?
After a censorship controversy over ‘American Idiot’ grabbed headlines, NCAC and other free speech groups offer advice on how the school can turn this into a learning experience, and protect students’ artistic freedom going forward.
A series of proposed changes to the sex ed curriculum in Omaha, Nebraska generated intense opposition late last year, with hundreds of angry parents packing a meeting to denounce plans to teach students about gender identity, emergency contraception, and abortion. Now it is up to the board to decide how and what students will learn.
If a New Jersey high school is really treating a student’s tweets as harassment, they need to cease investigating her words and apologize to her instead.
NCAC urges a Florida high school to reconsider its decision that a student painting was too explicit to display.
The reasons a private school in Pennsylvania offered for not teaching ‘Huck Finn’ are precisely the reasons it should be taught.