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  • First Amendment in Schools
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    First Amendment in Schools

    Charles Haynes discussed the First Amendment in schools with students from around the nation participating in the Close Up Foundation’s week-long government studies program. A video clip was included…

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  • Evolution Intelligent Design  First Amendment
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    Evolution, Intelligent Design, & First Amendment

    The panel talked about the controversies surrounding intelligent design and evolution when taught in schools. Dr. Princehouse argued against intelligent design and Dr. Behe argued in favor…

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  • emPledging Allegianceem
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    Pledging Allegiance

    Joel Westheimer talked about the book he edited, Pledging Allegiance: The Politics of Patriotism in America’s Schools, published by Teachers College Press. William Ayers spoke about his…

    97 views
  • First Amendment in Schools
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    First Amendment in Schools

    Participants discussed the First Amendment rights of students with students participating in Close Up Foundation’s week-long government studies program. Topics included whether the phrase “Bong…

    156 views
  • Student Free Speech Rights
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    Student Free Speech Rights

    Guests talked about court cases over students' free speech rights. Monday, March 19, 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in the Morse v. Frederick case. At issue was whether high school principal Deborah Morse in…

    1,184 views
  • Parental Control over Media for Children
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    Parental Control over Media for Children

    The forum “Beyond Censorship: Technologies and Policies to Give Parents Control Over Children’s Media Content” discussed how best to protect children from inappropriate media and guide them toward educational…

    216 views
  • First Amendment and Children
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    First Amendment and Children

    The Association of American Law Schools Section on Mass Communication Law hosted a panel discussion on “Sex, Thugs and Lock ‘n’ Load: Minors and the Regulation of Expression.” Scholars discussed…

    126 views
  • Conservative Issues on College Campuses
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    Conservative Issues on College Campuses

    Representative Jones spoke about what he sees as an environment of hostility toward conservative views on college campuses. He also responded to questions from the audience after prepared…

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  • Politics of Textbook Adoption
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    Politics of Textbook Adoption

    Panelists discussed state textbook adoption policies. Among the topics addressed were censorship, the influence of pressure groups in textbook selection, the quality of currently published…

    92 views
  • emThe Language Policeem
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    The Language Police

    Professor Ravitch talked about her book The Language Police: How Pressure Groups Restrict What Students Learn, published by Knopf. She described the censorship of books that interest groups…

    137 views
  • Parental Rights in Education
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    Parental Rights in Education

    Participants discussed the rights of parents to determine curriculum and school practices for their children. They examined the importance of parental involvement in education as well as…

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    Goosebumps Series Appropriateness Hearing

    Educators, parents, children and others met to discuss the availability of the “Goosebumps” series by R.L. Stine in local school libraries in the second of two hearings, which feature…

    79 views
  • School Censorship
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    School Censorship

    Participants talked about the organization’s 13th annual report on school censorship that examines the limitations on textbooks, libraries, the arts and other materials. They also took…

    35 views
  • Book Censorship
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    Book Censorship

    There have been several local proposals around the U.S. to restrict minors' access to library books and materials dealing with “adult” themes such as homosexuality, euthanasia and abortion.…

    163 views
  • School Censorship
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    School Censorship

    People for the American Way released a report titled, “Attacks on the Freedom to Learn,” describing increased censorship in public schools. The authors of the study briefed the press on its…

    59 views
  • Censorship in Public Education
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    Censorship in Public Education

    Focus on the Family responded to a report published by People for the American Way which enumerated a rise in censorship in public schools. They argued that most of the alleged censorship…

    302 views
  • Annual Report on School Censorship
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    Annual Report on School Censorship

    Officials of People for the American Way met with reporters to release the results of their 11th annual report on “School Censorship Around the U.S.” They defined censorship as the attempt to…

    39 views
  • Censorship in American Schools
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    Censorship in American Schools

    Mr. Kropp spoke in a news conference to announce the release of a report prepared by the People for the American Way on efforts to censor books in American school libraries. He stated that…

    113 views
  • Attacks on Freedom to Learn
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    Attacks on Freedom to Learn

    Mr. Kropp released the findings of his group’s study on censorship in the public schools. They found that the religious right was increasing their attack on the freedom to learn in American…

    30 views
  • Report on School Censorship
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    Report on School Censorship

    People for the American Way released its eighth annual nationwide study of censorship in public schools entitled, “Attacks on the Freedom to Learn.”

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