Banning a John Green novel didn’t work out. But the superintendent’s new idea to rate library books would create enormous problems.
What’s happening in the Garden State? Right after Banned Books Week, we saw two efforts to remove books from public schools.
A New Jersey superintendent made an ad hoc decision to pull Looking for Alaska from classroom libraries, in violation of district policy.
NCAC responds to a newspaper editorial arguing that removing books from a school because they offend one parent is “common sense.”
A petition calls for the removal of two books for sexual content and language, and also all other material that is not age-appropriate.
Since our op-ed on New Jersey Senate Bill 2715 landed in the Times of Trenton, and our subsequent letter to Gov. Chris Christie was picked up by video game journalists, we’ve seen a couple questions pop up in comments and emails. To recap, Senate Bill 2715 would require the New Jersey Department of Education to […]