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Girl, Uninterrupted: Board replaces censored books

By |2019-03-12T18:29:14-04:00December 10th, 2008|Blog|

The New Rochelle Board of Education announces that it will replace the 50 censored copies of Girl, Interrupted and that [N]o further modifications of this type, i.e., removal of pages, shall be permitted under any circumstances. It has always been the policy of the City School District of New Rochelle that students be advised in advance if a particular assigned [...]

School officials rip pages from Girl, Interrupted

By |2016-01-14T16:21:28-04:00December 8th, 2008|Blog|

Students at New Rochelle High School found that pages from their reading assignment, Girl Interrupted, had been ripped out. Turns out: school officials pulled the pages to remove content they deemed "inappropriate" because of sexual content and profanity. It appears that the books were censored without first undergoing a formal review process. NCAC is working on a formal response to [...]