They are saying that politics do not belong in schools; students are there to learn, not make political statements. A Houston-area school went so far as to threaten discipline for students who participated in any walkout or political protesting on campus. And it got me thinking: do these minors have a right to free speech? Are their actions protected by the First Amendment? I decided to find out.
The fight echoes the battles libraries have long fought regarding content versus access. These issues are likely to show up in libraries yet again.
Charlottesville, Hate Speech, LGBT Library Displays and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Approved in Conejo Valley
How does an intellectual freedom fighter deal with someone like Milo Yiannopoulos? Does the First Amendment guarantee a forum for every kind of speech?
In these politically charged times, librarians and educators on every point of the political spectrum are mobilizing to create and share resources to support the civil discourse essential to maintaining intellectual freedom in our schools and community.
Cross-posted on the Freedom to Read Foundation Blog. A final settlement was reached last week in the Davis County, Utah book removal case. In addition to returning the book In […]
Reblogged from Freedom to Read Foundation Blog. Yesterday, the Davis County, Utah, Public School system announced that it would be re-instating the book “In Our Mothers’ House” to school library shelves. While […]