Florida Officials Wrong to Reject AP African American Studies Course
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by NCAC
1w ago
NEW YORK - On January 12, the Florida Department of Education's  (DOE) Office of Articulation, in a letter to the College Board, rejected an Advanced Placement course on African American studies for high school students. The letter expressed concern that "the content of this course is inexplicably contrary to Florida law and significantly lacks [...] The post Florida Officials Wrong to Reject AP African American Studies Course appeared first on National Coalition Against Censorship ..read more
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Wilson County School Board in Lebanon, Tennessee, removes “Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts)” and “Tricks”
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by NCAC
2w ago
The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) contacted Wilson County Schools Board in Lebanon, Tennessee, in regards to the School Board's decision to remove Tricks by Ellen Hopkins and Lev A.C. Rosen's Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts) despite the book review committee's recommendations to retain the books. NCAC expressed concern that the board may have removed the titles [...] The post Wilson County School Board in Lebanon, Tennessee, removes “Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts)” and “Tricks” appeared first on National Coalition Against Censorship ..read more
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NCAC reflects on past advocacy letters
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by NCAC
3w ago
The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) wrote more than 46 letters responding to book challenges and bans in 17 states in 2022. Below are summaries of letters from October 14 – November 28, 2022, that were not individually highlighted on our website but were instrumental in advocating for students' First Amendment rights and fighting censorship in U.S. [...] The post NCAC reflects on past advocacy letters appeared first on National Coalition Against Censorship ..read more
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Remembering Joyce Meskis: Free Speech Defender
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by NCAC
1M ago
NEW YORK - The National Coalition Against Censorship is saddened by the death of Joyce Meskis, a Colorado bookseller for over 40 years who won many important fights against censorship at the state and national level. Meskis died in Denver on December 22. She was 80. Meskis was a divorced mother of two young [...] The post Remembering Joyce Meskis: Free Speech Defender appeared first on National Coalition Against Censorship ..read more
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NCAC responds to 100+ titles removed from Frisco Independent School District libraries
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by NCAC
1M ago
Today the NCAC provided a letter of concern to the Frisco Independent School District Board of Trustees regarding removing more than 100 titles deemed “patently offensive” from its libraries without individual review. Current district guidelines require that all books with sexual images be removed, even if the images are not “patently [...] The post NCAC responds to 100+ titles removed from Frisco Independent School District libraries appeared first on National Coalition Against Censorship ..read more
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Humble Bundle pay-what-you-want deal to benefit NCAC
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by NCAC
1M ago
SAN FRANCISCO  —Indie tech-book publisher No Starch Press is partnering with Humble Bundle to offer customers a pay-what-you-want ebook deal that raises money for charity. This highly anticipated three-week promotion builds upon the Bay Area companies’ past collaborations, which have raised over $2.7 million for various nonprofit organizations to date. "Hacking, by No Starch [...] The post Humble Bundle pay-what-you-want deal to benefit NCAC appeared first on National Coalition Against Censorship ..read more
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Artistic Freedom and the Internet Infrastructure
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by NCAC Editor
2M ago
Companies providing core internet infrastructures—including internet service providers, website host companies, payment processors, and more—rarely have substantial contact with their users, user-generated content, or user activities. And, even though they typically lack expertise, authority, resources, and policies to regulate user content with consistency, many online infrastructure companies do just that. The result has severely restricted [...] The post Artistic Freedom and the Internet Infrastructure appeared first on National Coalition Against Censorship ..read more
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Broward County Public Schools remove “A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo”
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by NCAC
2M ago
The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) has written a letter to Broward County Public Schools District regarding the recent removal of A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo.  The book was removed because of the Broward County Public Schools District Review Committee’s belief that it is inappropriate due to its negativity towards the US government. [...] The post Broward County Public Schools remove “A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo” appeared first on National Coalition Against Censorship ..read more
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Chattanooga, Tennessee School Officials Free Expression with Dress Code
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by NCAC
2M ago
The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) has contacted Lookout Valley Middle/High in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to express concern regarding a provision within the school's dress code that forbids shirts with "designs, pictures, symbols, or writing" considered "political." The Supreme Court ruled 40 years ago in Pico that students have the right to wear clothing with political [...] The post Chattanooga, Tennessee School Officials Free Expression with Dress Code appeared first on National Coalition Against Censorship ..read more
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Antisemitism and the Freedom to Read
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by NCAC
2M ago
NEW YORK - The National Coalition Against Censorship defends freedom of expression, including the right to access ideas, even when they offend the majority.  Therefore, we support Amazon’s decision to sell From Hebrews to Negroes: Wake up Black America, a book and video by Ronald Dalton Jr. that have been accused of promoting conspiracy [...] The post Antisemitism and the Freedom to Read appeared first on National Coalition Against Censorship ..read more
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