Monthly Archives: June 2009

Litchfield teacher resigns amid short story controversy

On June 18, the School Board of Campbell High School in Litchfield, New Hampshire decided to remove four short stories from the “Love/Gender/Family” unit of an English class.  Early last week, Kathleen Reilly resigned from her position as English department … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Film Censorship

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Video games are ruining our children! A look at an amicus brief supporting CA violent video game law

Spilling a little red type.  GamePolitics does quick work on an amicus brief filed by the Eagle Forum (“leading the pro-family movement since 1972”) supporting California’s video game law by highlighting the most problematic claims of the brief. As GamePolitics … Continue reading

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Facebook Reveals the Corporate Face of the Associated Press

The media never looked more corporate.  After reprimanding a reporter for posting a comment critical of the company’s investment decisions, the Associated Press has come out with a new policy governing the use of social networking sites.  Among the AP’s … Continue reading

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Nude Sculpture Removed from Public View in Michigan

This week, “Walking Man,” a sculpture of a nude man, was removed from the public space in front of the Anton Art Center in mount Clemens, MI, because of individual complaints. That city officials should respond to the complaints of … Continue reading

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Summer reading list controversies: removal of all LGBTQ books in DC, Sherman Alexie’s book challenged

It’s only the second day of summer, and controversial books are already disappearing from summer reading lists. A quiet act of censorship by Washington, D.C. Public Schools may have resulted in a reading list free of LGBTQ titles. According to … Continue reading

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Interview with Brent Hartinger, author of challenged book, Geography Club

Kids’ Right To Read’s Jaime Chosak interviewed Brent Hartinger, author of the young adult novel Geography Club.  Parents recently asked for the removal of the book from shelves in the West Bend Public Library in Wisconsin. Kids Right to Read … Continue reading

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GRADE: B+ This extracurricular activity remains one of the most difficult offered at school these days – anyone who has ever worked on a student paper will vouch for the work that goes into investigating and getting the scoop, the … Continue reading

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Hemingway, King, Sedaris kicked out of New Hampshire high school classes

A couple of recent censorship attempts at public libraries have been squashed, but yesterday a group of parents succeeded in banning four short stories from high school classrooms in Litchfield, New Hampshire.   School Superintendent Elaine F. Cutler stated that … Continue reading

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Report Card: HEALTH

GRADE:  B – The push to teach abstinence-only education landed Health Education (primarily sexual education) in an abysmal place. As we have explained on the NCAC website, government funding-based mandates to provide a narrow and limited curriculum on a topic, … Continue reading

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