1,118Mar 24, 2007
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 ...
261Jan 24, 2008
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 ...
186Jun 7, 2006
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 ...
175Nov 28, 2007
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 ...
145Aug 23, 1994
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 was ...
142May 6, 2003
Book Discussion on 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 ...
116Jan 12, 2004
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 ...
114Apr 4, 2007
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 ...
95Oct 12, 1994
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 ...
92Apr 12, 2007
Book Discussion on 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 ...
82Sep 1, 1992
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 ...
57Jan 5, 2006
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 ...
54Jan 30, 1997
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 ...
44Dec 19, 1988
Censorship and the Public Schools
35Sep 1, 1993
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 ...
34Aug 28, 1991
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 ...
27Aug 31, 1994
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 ...
25Aug 30, 1995
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 ...
21Oct 7, 1989
The Senate agreed to the conference report on H.R. 2788, making appropriations for the Department of the Interior and related agencies for FY90. The Senate tabled the Helms Amendment No. 991, ...
17Aug 29, 1990
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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