Education

Banned Books Week in Review: A Google Hangout

October 20, 2014
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Banned Books Week in Review: A Google Hangout

At 12:00 p.m. EDT (9:00 a.m. PDT) on Wednesday, October 22, please join the Freedom to Read Foundation and other sponsors of Banned Books Week for a look back at some of the fun, provocative, and engaging events that celebrated our freedom to read! The Google Hangout, an open online event, will be at noon Eastern…

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Idaho School Board Decides Against Prior Consent Policy

October 17, 2014
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Idaho School Board Decides Against Prior Consent Policy

Last week, CBLDF joined a coalition led by the Kids’ Right to Read Project to oppose a proposed parental consent policy that would have been implemented for every assigned book. On Monday, the Teton County, Idaho, school board reviewed the policy and decided not to implement it, a victory for KRRP and its supporters. CBLDF…

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University of Michigan Illustration Sparks Backlash

October 15, 2014
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University of Michigan Illustration Sparks Backlash

In decrying an illustration for being “violent & wrong” on Twitter — and tagging local authorities on the tweet — a University of Michigan adjunct professor has both endorsed censorship and overshadowed a bigger issue: the debate about the safety of college football players. On September 28, University of Michigan quarterback Shane Morris took a…

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Books and Content Ratings Don’t Mix

October 14, 2014
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Books and Content Ratings Don’t Mix

When books are challenged in schools and libraries, it’s not uncommon for complainants to invoke content ratings for other media, as in “if this were a movie, it would be rated R.” From there, some parents take what seems to be the logical next step: advocating for comprehensive content ratings for books, as we saw…

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CBLDF Protests Proposed Flagging and Rating System in Dallas School System

October 13, 2014
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CBLDF Protests Proposed Flagging and Rating System in Dallas School System

CBLDF has joined a coalition led by the CBLDF-sponsored Kids’ Right to Read Project in sending a letter to the Highland Park Independent School District in Dallas, Texas. CBLDF joins KRRP in advance of the district’s next school board meeting, during which trustees will likely examine the school system’s book challenge policy. CBLDF joins coalition…

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Facing Off in Jefferson County

October 10, 2014
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Facing Off in Jefferson County

Jefferson County, Colorado, has found itself the unlikely center of a debate over censorship and academic freedom, a fight characterized by some expected — and not so expected — players. On one side, we have a retired history teacher. On the other, we have a vocal group of parents. The sides they picked may come…

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A Discussion Guide that Protects the Right to Read!

October 9, 2014
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A Discussion Guide that Protects the Right to Read!

Now that you have your very own copy of the CBLDF Liberty Annual 2014 (it came out yesterday, so get to your local comic shop post haste if you haven’t!), it’s time for discussion, and we have just the tool: “Protecting the Right to Read: The CBLDF Liberty Annual Speaks,” a discussion and teaching guide…

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CBLDF Celebrates NYCC With Party, Panels, & Frank Quitely!

October 8, 2014
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CBLDF Celebrates NYCC With Party, Panels, & Frank Quitely!

This Thursday, CBLDF joins comics fans and creators from around the world in our home base of New York City for New York Comic-Con! October 9-12, you’ll find us at booth #1564 in the Javits Center with exclusive CBLDF merchandise and apparel, signed graphic novels, prints, and more! PANELS CBLDF: The Battle of New York…

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CBLDF Goes APE in San Francisco This Weekend!

October 4, 2014
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CBLDF Goes APE in San Francisco This Weekend!

This weekend, CBLDF heads to San Francisco for the Alternative Press Expo, the West Coast’s annual celebration of independent comics and their creators! CBLDF will be on hand at booth #911! After 11 years at the Concourse, APE is making its triumphant return to the Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion on the gorgeous San Francisco…

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Creators Launch CBLDF Liberty Annual 2014 with Signing at JHU Comic Books!

October 3, 2014
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Creators Launch CBLDF Liberty Annual 2014 with Signing at JHU Comic Books!

Calling all dreamers and dancers, wanderers and wonderers, free speakers, and free thinkers: Join CBLDF and a bevy of creator supporters at JHU Comic Books (32 E. 32nd Street, New York City) on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, for the launch of CBLDF Liberty Annual 2014! So many amazing people donated their time and work to…

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