How does the First Amendment protect the rights of students and teachers? This guide provides background on the legal and practical questions surrounding school censorship controversies.
NCAC’s guide to fighting book censorship is made for students, educators, and parents everywhere. Get tips on responding to book censorship, learn the typical objections to books, and the usual procedure for challenging book bans.
A handy resource for school educators outline the guidelines for dealing, adhering to and promoting First Amendment Values in everything from the school library to school curiculums.
The First Amendment doesn’t end “at the schoolhouse gates.” But students should know their schools’ policies when it comes to organizing protests. This is NCAC’s quick guide for student protesters.
Some of the most artistically rich theater has been disturbing, subversive, transformative–and often a target of censorship. Challenges to drama productions come from parents, community members, or school officials. This toolkit is designed to provide students the resources to fight for free expression and artistic freedom.
A breakdown of three resources to aid educators in navigating educators through difficult issues in sex education such as HIV/Aids, Abstinance-only education and LGBTQ education.
An NCAC publication for school educators detailing how to approach complaints about lessons involving the study of Islam. These complaints frequently include the idea that this sort of education is “indoctrination,” fuelled more often than not by thinly veiled Islamophobia.
An NCAC report that examines the way software programs and products filter out content. The publication is intended for policymakers and the general public as the grapple with the impact restrictive internet filters can have on freedom of expression and research.
This resource is intended to prepare school educators to talk about and respond to challenges aimed at materials by, for, or about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning youth.
While there is undoubtedly greater LGBT acceptance in the mainstream, there has been a rise in challenges to LGBT literature. These 5 LGBTQ themed books are the most notable and frequently challenged.
A examination of the trouble school students are liable to be in as a result of their social media use and the impact on free speech policing school officials can have, as a result.