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Kentucky School District Pulls Thirteen Reasons Why from Middle School Curriculum

June 20, 2017
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Kentucky School District Pulls Thirteen Reasons Why from Middle School Curriculum

The school district in Anderson County, Kentucky has pulled Jay Asher’s novel Thirteen Reasons Why from middle school classrooms, despite the fact that it had been approved for instructional use last school year. According to the local newspaper, Superintendent Sheila Mitchell admitted in an email that “the advertisement of the [Netflix] series played a factor…

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VICTORY in Kentucky: Looking for Alaska Stays in Curriculum

May 3, 2016
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VICTORY in Kentucky: Looking for Alaska Stays in Curriculum

In a victory for the freedom to read, a school district review committee in Marion County, Kentucky voted last night to keep John Green’s Looking for Alaska in the high school curriculum. The book had been challenged by a parent who also called 12th grade English teacher Emily Veatch “godless” and “shameful” in a letter…

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John Green Rallies Fans in Defense of Looking for Alaska Teacher

April 5, 2016
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John Green Rallies Fans in Defense of Looking for Alaska Teacher

Blockbuster author John Green is rallying supporters around a high school teacher in Marion County, Kentucky who has been publicly attacked for teaching Green’s book Looking for Alaska in a 12th grade English class. A letter from at least one community member slated to be published in the local weekly paper tomorrow describes the teacher,…

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Kentucky School Defends Student’s Right to Offend

March 1, 2016
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Kentucky School Defends Student’s Right to Offend

A Kentucky high school has stood by a student’s artwork, despite a police officer’s demand that it be removed as “propaganda [that] creates…future cop haters.” Rather than taking the drawing down earlier, the drawing was removed with the rest of the exhibit as scheduled at the end of the class unit last week. The artwork…

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Decades Later, Kentucky Newspaperman Will Defy Mother’s Comic Ban

May 1, 2015
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Decades Later, Kentucky Newspaperman Will Defy Mother’s Comic Ban

Tomorrow comic retailers across the country will celebrate Free Comic Book Day, and a recent column in the Ashland, KY Daily Independent newspaper is proving the effectiveness of this annual event, which aims to introduce new fans to the often misunderstood format and to draw back those who haven’t read a comic in years. Semi-retired…

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