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Sherman Alexie Novel Officially Banned from Missouri School

By |2019-03-15T15:26:26-04:00September 9th, 2010|Blog|

A disappointing ruling came out last night regarding Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian in Stockton, Missouri. The Stockton School Board voted 7-0 holding firm in its decision to remove the book from school classrooms, notwithstanding pressure from many educators to keep it. The board also ruled in favor of banning the book from the high [...]

Student’s film removed from Boston University classroom

By |2019-03-07T23:19:06-04:00May 27th, 2010|Blog|

NCAC recently fielded a plea for help from a Boston University student filmmaker, at the College of Communication, whose film Wake Up had been removed from regular class consideration and critique for reasons which depended very much on point of view. The student thought it was art. The faculty called it pornography. What was not in dispute was that the [...]

A Textbook Case of Censorship

By |2019-03-20T18:08:37-04:00March 19th, 2010|Blog|

Last Friday the Texas Board of Education voted along party lines to approve a new school curriculum that will, in effect, rewrite history. The new social studies curriculum will address what one board member referred to as a “skewed” history with a “liberal bias.” Although the proposed changes may individually seem relatively minor, they are not innocuous. For example, the [...]