Posts Tagged ‘ legal interpretation ’

50 Years After Tinker, Erosion is Evident

March 1, 2019
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50 Years After Tinker, Erosion is Evident

In recent months, free speech within schools has come to the forefront as districts abandoned their own policies for reviewing educational materials; efforts to ban books have increased; and, in one instance, a student was arrested after refusing to recite the pledge of allegiance in class. February marked the 50th anniversary of the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Tinker…

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A Closer Look at Precedent in Recent City of Thieves Book Ban

October 24, 2018
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A Closer Look at Precedent in Recent City of Thieves Book Ban

By Brian Saucier Regular readers of the CBLDF news blog will recall that the Lee County School District in Fort Myers, Florida recently ordered its 10th grade students to stop reading City of Thieves by David Benioff after a parent complained that the book was “sexually degrading.” Inexplicably, the School District removed the book without…

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Biology Textbook Too Factual, Violates Arizona Law?

December 5, 2014
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Campell Biology Textbook

In late October, the Gilbert Arizona Public School’s governing board voted to have two pages from a widely used honors biology textbook removed on the grounds that its discussion of contraception and common birth control methods violated Arizona law. The state law being cited is 15-115: Preference for childbirth and adoption; allowable presentation. Signed by…

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