Bless Me Ultima

Students at “Distinct Disadvantage” If Written Consent Forms Become Policy

By |2019-03-07T22:46:25-04:00October 10th, 2014|Incidents|

Update: Teton County School District will not be moving forward with the proposed consent forms. A win for the Kids' Right to Read Project! In response to the controversy over Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya in the Teton County School District, the school board has proposed to require parents to sign written consent forms for assigned books and to offer [...]

The Report Card: ENGLISH

By |2019-03-07T22:42:39-04:00June 16th, 2009|Blog|

GRADE: C+ Books - always a hot button issue in the censorship debate. This year, similar to previous years, some curriculum classics got challenged. Here's a few of the fights we saw over books being taught in middle- and high-school classes. In December, the Coeur d’Alene School Board voted unanimously to return 26 titles (among them Brave New World, Tom [...]

School Board Votes Yes on Censorship

By |2019-03-13T15:17:12-04:00February 3rd, 2009|Blog|

We were disappointed to hear that the school board in Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District voted last night to ban Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya from English classes at Orestimba High School.  The 4-1 vote in favor of censorship upholds the superintendent’s decision to pull the book. In January, the Kids’ Right to Read Project was joined by PEN [...]