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School Censorship Update: Victory in Two Delaware School Districts, Setback in Hanover County

January 16, 2015
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School Censorship Update: Victory in Two Delaware School Districts, Setback in Hanover County

While we’ve largely focused on the tragically relevant Charlie Hebdo attack and its global aftermath for much of the past week, the business of U.S. school boards has been marching on as well. We have a few updates from cases in which CBLDF joined with other free speech advocates to oppose school policies that would…

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Revised Cape Henlopen Summer Reading Policy Demands More Parental Involvement

January 6, 2015
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The Miseducation of Cameron Post

In light of several decisions made by the Cape Henlopen School Board in Delaware this past year regarding their selected summer student reading, the board met on December 11 and approved a summer schoolwork policy which they hope will prevent future issues and controversies surrounding assigned reading materials. The policy being enacted is one designed…

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Censorship 2014: Summer Reading Under Attack

December 31, 2014
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Little Brother

Since most of the challenges and bans that we cover happen in schools, the summers have typically been slow news months for us in past years. So, naturally this year we took notice when challenge after challenge to books that had been assigned as summer reading popped up across the country. Collectively, this new and…

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Cameron Post Returning to Shelves in Indian River School District

December 16, 2014
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The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Victory in Delaware’s Indian River School District! Following a letter sent last week by CBLDF and other members of the National Coalition Against Censorship, school board president Charles Bireley last night withdrew his challenge to The Miseducation of Cameron Post. A review committee already unanimously recommended returning the book to library shelves at Sussex Central…

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Delaware School District Considers Permission Slips for Young Adult Books

December 16, 2014
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Identical by Ellen Hopkins

Spurred by a parent challenge to Ellen Hopkins’ novel Identical, the Appoquinimink School Board in Delaware is now considering proposals requiring parental permission for students to read any books defined as “Young Adult” in class, and separately allowing parents to bar their children from checking out any Young Adult books from the school library. The…

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CBLDF Protests Another Delaware Challenge to Cameron Post

December 12, 2014
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The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Today CBLDF joins with other members of the National Coalition Against Censorship to protest the removal of emily m. danforth’s The Miseducation of Cameron Post from library shelves at Sussex Central High School in Georgetown, Delaware. The ongoing challenge to the book was brought to light in the midst of a separate dispute over the…

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Cape Henlopen Board to Review Summer Reading Policy

November 5, 2014
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The Miseducation of Cameron Post

The Delaware school district that eliminated an entire summer reading list in July amidst confusion over how to handle a challenge to one book is now considering adding a month-long review period for parents or others to bring up any concerns about books on future lists. For the first time this year, incoming freshman at…

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Congrats to the Cameron Post Essay Contest Winners!

September 25, 2014
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Congrats to the Cameron Post Essay Contest Winners!

After Delaware’s Cape Henlopen School Board eliminated an entire summer reading list amidst controversy over a challenge to The Miseducation of Cameron Post, member organizations of the National Coalition Against Censorship decided to make lemonade from those lemons. CBLDF and seven other organizations that fight for free speech sponsored an essay contest encouraging Delaware high…

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Cape Henlopen Board Eliminates Entire Reading List in Dispute Over Cameron Post

July 28, 2014
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Cape Henlopen Board Eliminates Entire Reading List in Dispute Over Cameron Post

In a disheartening turn of events, the Cape Henlopen School Board in Delaware last week eliminated an entire summer reading list for incoming high school freshmen amidst confusion over how to handle a challenge to one book. The board had previously raised the ire of both free speech and LGBT advocates by removing emily m.…

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Expert to School Board: Listen to Students on Cameron Post

July 24, 2014
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Expert to School Board: Listen to Students on Cameron Post

Tonight, the Delaware school board that last month voted 6-1 to remove emily m. danforth’s The Miseducation of Cameron Post from a high school reading list may reconsider their hasty action, which was not in line with district policy on book challenges. The Cape Henlopen school board voted on July 10 to follow the policy…

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