story of stuff

Update on “The Story of Stuff” – it’s “spreading and spreading”

By |2019-03-07T22:41:17-04:00May 11th, 2009|Blog|

We reported in February about a teacher who was punished for violating the school's academic freedom policy by showing two videos, including The Story of Stuff. Yesterday, the New York Times reported that the video "has become a sleeper hit in classrooms across the nation." The article continues: "[M] any educators say the video is a boon to teachers as [...]

When things go right: students speaking up for free speech

By |2019-03-13T15:15:49-04:00February 12th, 2009|Blog|

Mark in the blog comments pointed out yesterday that he’d like to see more stories about students standing up for their rights. Student newspapers have great editorials supporting free speech, even in dicey cases like JuicyCampus (JuicyCampus itself is no longer running, but a replacement has already sprung up). NCAC’s film contest gives youth the chance to tell their story. [...]