Monthly Archives: July 2011

Truely Free Speech Protects Kids From Bullying

This week, Stephanie Mencimer at MotherJones.com reported on horrifying cases of harassment and suicides in the Anoka-Hennepin schools  of Minnesota, in Rep. Michelle Bachman’s district. The article, published within days of a suit filed against the district by the Southern … Continue reading

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Hazelwood: A Student’s Perspective

Two years ago I sat upon the graduation stage to receive a diploma that would end my 13-year relationship with the public school I attended since kindergarten.  As a member of a class of 125 students, this day symbolized endless … Continue reading

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Victory in Richland, WA! “…Part-Time Indian” Restored To Curriculum

The Richland, WA school board has overturned a previous vote that removed Sherman Alexie’s award-winning Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian from the district’s high school curriculum. The book will now be available to all high school classes! NCAC … Continue reading

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ICAN(N) Censor

In late June the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the international body that oversees the Internet address system, announced that it approved new generic top-level domain names (gTLDs). There are currently 22 general top-level domain names (.com, … Continue reading

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It’s About Time We Have “The Video Game Talk”

Last Monday the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 to strike down a California law that banned the selling of violent video games to minors. The Supreme Court ruled that video games are allowed the same protection under the first amendment as … Continue reading

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Reassessing “Decency”

On Monday, June 27th, the Supreme Court announced that upon returning from its summer recess in October, it would revisit the Federal Communication Commission’s rule that allows it to fine broadcasters for “indecency.” Last year, the New York-based 2nd U.S. … Continue reading

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