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Conejo Valley Will Revote on Contentious Asterisk Policy

July 11, 2018
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Conejo Valley Will Revote on Contentious Asterisk Policy

After a recent violation of the Brown Act, Conejo Valley School District has scheduled a revote on their controversial policy of adding asterisks to books on the curriculum written for mature readers. The Brown Act is part of California’s State Legislature that protects the public’s right to fully participate in meetings of their local legislative…

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Parents Complain About Michigan High School Course Materials

March 29, 2018
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Parents Complain About Michigan High School Course Materials

Linden Board of Education has developed policy changes to address parents’ concerns that the teaching materials being used were inappropriate. Six months ago, parents complained because they were unaware that R-rated movies were shown in classrooms and reading assignments contained graphic material. Superintendent Russ Ciesielski said that the school had not been following their own…

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Collier County School Board Voters Reject Censorship Agenda

September 9, 2016
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Collier County School Board Voters Reject Censorship Agenda

Two school board candidates in Collier County, Florida who supported an effort to ban four books from high school libraries last year have been defeated at the polls by two other candidates who favor intellectual freedom. The overall board is expected to maintain a 3-2 anti-censorship majority as new members Erick Carter and Stephanie Lucarelli…

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Petition Against School Play Backfires in New Jersey

April 18, 2016
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Pippin

Parents in Cape May, New Jersey, protested the Middle Township High School reproduction of the Broadway musical Pippin, saying the usage of profanity and sexual innuendo is, what one person noted, moving kids away from an “ethical and moral lifestyle.” Moreover, they insisted that the school board take steps to make sure that plays such…

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