Tag: school

Illinois Enacts Law to Protect Student Journalists Rights

Last month, New Jersey celebrated free speech with the consideration of a bill that will allow student journalists to exercise editorial control over content in school publications. Illinois is following suit with the passing of a law that grants students…

New Bill Stops Promotes Free Press in New Jersey Schools

New Jersey is considering a bill that will not only allow student journalists the right to exercise editorial control over content in school publications, but halt censorship from officials who might deem certain materials to be too controversial. The bill, which…

Virginia Lawmaker Demands Warning Labels on Summer Reading Lists

Virginia state senator Amanda Chase is continuing a censorship crusade against certain books in her local school district, now pushing for future summer reading lists to include warnings for parents on books that may be controversial. The concept is similar…

Round Rock Schools Issue Statement on Author Disinvitation

The school district in Round Rock, Texas has issued an evasive response to author Phil Bildner’s allegation that his disinvitation from eight schools he had been slated to visit there this fall was due to his previous recommendation that students…

Texas School District Cancels Author’s Visit After Transgender Book Recommendation

The Round Rock Independent School District in Texas has uninvited author Phil Bildner from all eight schools he was scheduled to visit there this fall, apparently because he recommended a book featuring a transgender protagonist when he visited the district…

Montana Alternative School “Free the Nipple” Article Sparks District-Wide Controversy

The publication of controversial topless images and profanity in a Missoula County, Montana, high school paper has led to the recall of a school newspaper, a three-day suspension of Principal Jane Bennett, and incited serious discussion about what constitutes “obscene”…

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…

Reasons Why Every Child Should Read Comics

Both parents and teachers know that it can sometimes be a challenge to find ways to inspire their children and students to read. “Each year, I have had a number of students who claim to hate reading,” writes teacher Creed…

Tennessee Parent Confuses “Gynecology with Pornography”

Upset over the graphic nature of a passage in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, a parent in Knoxville, Tennessee is taking her complaint to the district level and attempting to have the book removed from all local county schools.…