Kids’ Right to Read Project Opposes Censorship in Ohio Schools

kr2rp100On September 29th, Wyoming City Schools’ School Board voted to back Superintendent, Gail Kist-Kline’s plan to re-evaluate every non-textbook teachers recommend to students. Staff members will now be asked to rate books based on a new 4-point criteria, which inclues the extent to which a book “could create controversy among students, parents and community groups. However, removing books from reading lists because of the potential for controversy actually harms students. Schools districts puts their students at a distinct disadvantage if they fail to expose them to the wide range of ideas that they will encounter in college and life.

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In response the Kids’s Right to Read Project sent this letter.


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One Response to Kids’ Right to Read Project Opposes Censorship in Ohio Schools

  1. Kiki says:

    In my opinion, I just think censorship makes material look more “clean” and refreshed. Censored material is almost pointless if you ask me because almost anyone can interpret them.

    Come check out my blog about my views on censorship. It’s newly updated just this day.

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