Monthly Archives: February 2009

Reason Prevailed Somewhere this Week

But not in La Grande Oregon, where on Wednesday night, school board members voted to uphold Superintendent Larry Glaze’s decision to censor a student production of Steve Martin’s “Picasso at the Lapin Agile”, ignoring spirited and articulate appeals from the … Continue reading

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‘Gossip Girl’ tackles cyberbullying

Cyberbullying was finally examined in Gossip Girl, the CW drama driven by a blog of the same name, touted as “your one-and-only source into the scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite,” this month.  Though the high school student characters have posted … Continue reading

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‘My Brother Sam is Dead’ kept in Muscogee school libraries

Good news for kids’ right to read! On Wednesday, the Muscogee County (GA) School District’s media committee voted unanimously to keep the novel, My Brother Sam is Dead, in elementary school libraries. Counting up 19 terms she found inappropriate, one … Continue reading

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NCAC and ABFFE respond to banning of ‘The Bookseller of Kabul’

Earlier this month, we covered the banning of The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad in Wyandotte, MI.  The Wyandotte School Board banned the book, removing it from the High School library and classrooms while it is reviewed by a … Continue reading

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California law banning sale of video games to minors ruled unconstitutional

Jurist reports that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that a California ban on the sale of video games to minors is unconstitutional. According to Jurist: The bill, originally signed into law by California Governor … Continue reading

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Teens Sending Nude Photos of Themselves or “Sexting”

A survey of 1,280 teens and young adults conducted by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unwanted Pregnancy and CosmoGirl.com finds that 22% of girls and 18% of boys said they have electronically sent or posted nude or semi-nude … Continue reading

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NCAC Executive Director Joan Bertin weighs in on NYPost cartoon controvery

CNN’s coverage of the NY Post’s controversial cartoon from a First Amendment perspective. Click here to watch the video. NCAC Executive Director Joan Bertin weighs in, noting NCAC’s response to the violence in Denmark resulting from a newspaper’s running cartoon … Continue reading

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