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ACTION ALERT! Stand Up for the Freedom to Read! Defend ‘House of the Spirits’ in NC classrooms

A challenge to Isabel Allende’s The House of the Spirits has stirred immense debate in Watauga County School District in Boone, North Carolina. NCAC’s Kids’ Right to Read Project has been on the case for months, supporting district teachers and … Continue reading

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Anti-Bullying Legislation: Good Intentions, but…

A New Jersey state law coming into effect today (Sept 1st)  is considered the “toughest legislation against bullying in the nation”. It may, however, also prove to be dangerously overbroad and stifle student speech on a variety of topics. Called … Continue reading

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Student Speech Online: Can/Should Schools Punish It?

On Monday, June 13th 2011, the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that two students who both created fake MySpace profiles parodying their school principals had been unfairly disciplined by their respective school districts. In both cases, the Court … Continue reading

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Censorship and International Women’s Day

Today is the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day! Censorship is about who has permission to speak about what in public. Women, both as speakers and subject, have often been marginalized or stricken from the public sphere, and so we’d … Continue reading

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