Red-Flagging

NCAC Writes to Hanover, VA: School District’s Fix Could Actually Make Things Worse

By |2016-01-25T10:59:04-04:00January 12th, 2015|Incidents|

School officials resisted a challenge to a documentary film. But their new policies on instructional materials, while intended to reduce complaints, could actually do the opposite--giving would-be censors more power over what is taught in class.

Warring Parents in Highland Park Disagree over Educational Policy; NCAC Intervenes

By |2019-03-07T22:46:36-04:00November 10th, 2014|Incidents|

NCAC is joined by the American Booksellers Foundation For Free Expression, the Association of American Publishers, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, the National Council of Teachers of English, PEN American Center, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators in a follow-up letter sent to the Highland Park Independent School District in TX. In the letter, we urge [...]

Third Time’s the Charm? NCAC Responds to Red-Flagging Policy in WI School District

By |2019-03-07T22:46:22-04:00October 7th, 2014|Incidents|

NCAC and other free speech organizations sent a letter to the Waukesha School District in regard to efforts made to remove Looking for Alaska by John Green, Chinese Handcuffs by Chris Crutcher, and The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini in classrooms and libraries, and to reject the idea of "red-flagging books that deal with sex, rape, extreme violence and brutality, and animal cruelty." In a previous [...]

Muhlenberg Teachers, Students Object to ‘Red Flagging’ Classroom Library Books

By |2019-03-20T14:24:54-04:00January 15th, 2014|Incidents|

A student-led petition sounded the alarm: no new books could enter Muhlenberg classroom libraries without being "rated" for mature, sexual, violent or religiously offensive content. A letter from NCAC's Kids' Right to Read Project sheds light on concerns over such ratings.