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CBLDF Signs on to Support American Idiot in Connecticut High School

February 2, 2016
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CBLDF Signs on to Support American Idiot in Connecticut High School

CBLDF and six other free expression and arts advocacy organizations today signed on to a letter from the National Coalition Against Censorship to Enfield (CT) High School regarding the recent cancellation of a planned student production of the rock opera American Idiot. The letter urges EHS to implement clear procedures for selecting plays and for…

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Connecticut High School Cancels American Idiot Musical After Parent Complaints

January 28, 2016
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Connecticut High School Cancels American Idiot Musical After Parent Complaints

After complaints from “a very small number of extremely vocal people,” a high school drama club in Enfield, Connecticut has cancelled its planned production of the musical American Idiot, even though the club’s faculty advisor was already working to cut out much of the more mature content that features in the Broadway version of the…

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Connecticut Middle Schooler Investigated by State Police for “Death Note” List

June 17, 2015
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Connecticut Middle Schooler Investigated by State Police for “Death Note” List

A seventh grader in Griswold, Connecticut is suspended from school and under investigation by state police after he was found to have compiled a list of classmates in a “death note” booklet inspired by the manga and anime series. Although the boy is suspended through the end of the school year and there is no…

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High School Student Fights to Display Work on Body Shaming and Censorship

June 12, 2015
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High School Student Fights to Display Work on Body Shaming and Censorship

A high school senior in Glastonbury, Connecticut nearly saw her semester-long art project about body shaming and censorship of women’s bodies censored by school officials last week. But instead of giving up, she decided to fight for her creation–and won. Senior Emily Mann spent months working on a mixed-media project that tackles issues including misogyny,…

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Wallingford Superintendent Refuses to Back Down on Perks Ban

March 26, 2015
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Wallingford Superintendent Refuses to Back Down on Perks Ban

The superintendent of schools in Wallingford, Connecticut, is doubling down on his decision to overrule a review committee’s recommendation and remove Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower from the district’s curriculum. After receiving local and national criticism for the ban, including a letter from CBLDF and other members of NCAC’s Kids’ Right to…

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CBLDF Joins Growing Opposition to Perks of Being a Wallflower Ban

March 23, 2015
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CBLDF Joins Growing Opposition to Perks of Being a Wallflower Ban

Following last week’s news that the Superintendent of Schools in Wallingford, CT had removed Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower from the curriculum despite a review committee recommendation to keep it, CBLDF has joined with five other members of the National Coalition Against Censorship’s Kids’ Right to Read Project in protesting the decision.…

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Connecticut Inmate Sues for Access to Art Books

October 31, 2014
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Connecticut Inmate Sues for Access to Art Books

A Connecticut prisoner is suing the state after he was denied access to three art books and another on childbirth, all of which appear to meet the guidelines for books that should be allowed under a Department of Correction policy designed to bar pornography from prisons. Dwight Pink Jr was convicted of murder along with…

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