Marjane Satrapi

“Persepolis” Under Attack at Glenwood High School; School Board to Meet Tonight (Update: Victory!)

By |2019-03-07T23:05:03-04:00September 29th, 2014|Incidents|

Update: The School Board voted unanimously to keep Persepolis in the 12th grade English IV curriculum in Glenwood High School. In a letter sent to the Ball-Chatham Board of Education today, NCAC and other free-speech organizations urged the Board to reinstate Marjane Satrapi's acclaimed Persepolis to the 12th grade English IV curriculum in Glenwood High School. The Board will meet [...]

“Persepolis” Banned in Chicago Public Schools

By |2016-01-14T12:19:03-04:00March 28th, 2013|Blog|

Last week, the best-selling graphic novel "Persepolis" was removed from Chicago's middle and high school reading lists. This week, a spokeswoman for the school system has claimed that the word "censorship" was inappropriate, as teachers could still assign the book so long as they were willing to sit through a class on how to teach such "sensitive material". These extra classes appear designed [...]

Chicago Public Schools Demands ‘Persepolis’ Be Removed from Classrooms

By |2019-03-07T21:51:21-04:00March 18th, 2013|Blog|

Photo by Chris Walker/ Chicago Tribune Teachers and students gathered outside Lane Tech College Prep in the freezing rain Friday for a spirited protest. "Honk if you love free speech," and "Closing Schools. Banning Books. What's next?" students' signs read. The protest was organized in response to the revelation that the Chicago Public School Board had evidently mandated [...]