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Freedom of Speech & Privacy on the Most Perfect Album

This third season of More Perfect podcast offers up episodes focused on each of the 27 constitutional amendments, and they have also compiled 27: The Most Perfect Album, with commissioned songs reflecting on each amendment.  For intellectual freedom lovers, episode 1 offers a new perspective on the First Amendment, and in episode 3, privacy plays a central role in their discussion of the Ninth Amendment.

To Kill a Mockingbird

(When) Should curriculum changes be called censorship?

There are no easy answers in these scenarios, and often, the label of censorship thrown about in the media serves more to politicize and enflame than to move toward solutions and greater intellectual freedom for all. Instead of relying on the label of censorship to discourage curricular changes guided by politics, power, or lack of transparency, we need to rely on rigorous analysis of the curriculum choices themselves and the institutions that create and implement them.  And that is a much harder task than writing a provocative headline.