Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States,” “Eleanor and Park,” and Net Neutrality
Article 19 of the [Universal Declaration of Human Rights] states: Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
A first: Request for a library to delete their tweets. Sensitivity readers to flag potentially offensive content. And, anti-protest bills hit Arizona.
New Privacy Checklists, Webinar on Libraries in the Jim Crow South, A Bad Boy Can Be Good For a Girl by Tanya Lee Stone, and a defiled prayer rug in Michigan.
In October, a parent in Issaquah, WA objected at the district school board meeting to the inclusion of ‘Mangaman’ in the high school library.
Alongside your personal resolutions for 2017, consider making several professional goals related to intellectual freedom.
Regulations have been proposed and are being considered by the Virginia Board of Education which would require local school districts to tell parents whenever books or textbooks contain “sexually explicit material” are being used for teaching.