Daily Archives: June 17, 2009

The Tweet Heard Around the World: Thwarting Censorship in Iran, One Proxy-Server at a Time

The Iranian government, never a proponent of free expression, has ramped up its practice of filtering its citizens’ access to social networking websites following Friday’s election and the ensuing protests.  For instance, the Iranian government has blocked access to Twitter … Continue reading

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Louisiana bill SB 152 on sexually explicit materials passes; GamePolitics on its implications

From GamePolitics.com, a review of the Lousiana bill SB 152 By a 35-0 vote [June 10, 2009], the Louisiana Senate passed SB 152, a bill which would make a pattern of distributing sexually explicit material to children a deceptive trade practice … Continue reading

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The Report Card: Free expression in schools in the 2008-2009 school year

This week we’re running a little segment we’re calling the NCAC Report Card. Our look into free expression in school and how it fared in the main subject areas. You can read our performance assessments here, but we’d also like … Continue reading

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The Report Card: SCIENCE

GRADE: C The debate around the role of creationism in American high school science classrooms continues to evolve. Although the courts have rebuffed creationist attempts to re-brand their religious message as “intelligent design,” creationists continued their assault on science in … Continue reading

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The Report Card: MATH

GRADE: A- Math has been falling behind, and is overdue for some one-on-one attention. Wall Street, the state budget crises, the six-month-long-and-still-ongoing election recount in Minnesota, and investigations into the crane collapses in Manhattan, somewhere in each of these calamities … Continue reading

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