Tag: tennessee

Tennessee Introduces Book Banning Bills

Dual legislation aimed at enacting a “parental library review board” was introduced in Tennessee. The suggested board would be an elected group of adult volunteers who would decide to move or remove books they deemed to contain “age-inappropriate sexual material.”…

Tennessee High School Removes Student’s Rainbow Artwork from Classroom Display

Administrators at a Tennessee high school recently ordered the removal of a student’s LGBTQ-themed artwork from a classroom display case after other students complained about it. Principal Bobby Wines of Volunteer High School in Church Hill cited the complaints as…

CBLDF Joins Defense of World History Textbook in Tennessee

In response to a Sullivan County, Tennessee parent who wants an entire world history textbook removed from her local school district’s seventh grade curriculum due to what she calls “Islamic indoctrination” in the unit on world religions, CBLDF and its…

Custom-Redacted School Texts Make a Worrying Trend

In the past few months we’ve noticed an uptick in a different kind of censorship from what we usually see. Namely, a few schools across the country have assigned their students to read texts that were first edited by hand:…

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.…

The Curious Incident of the Wilson County School Board

When books are challenged in libraries and schools, one of the most important things for governing boards and administrators to do is have a clear and complete challenge policy already in place–and to actually follow it. Since last month the…