Posts made in May, 2009

Two news items worth noting

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Two items caught my fancy this morning. One is about the Tennessee ACLU suing two school districts for blocking LGBT Web sites. The other talks about book banning – and maybe even burning. Well worth some attention from your classes.

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Iowa anniversary marks 20 years of state law

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In a year of anniversaries, 2009 seems to be special. Twenty years ago this week, notes Mark Goodman, Knight Chair of Scholastic Journalism at Kent State University, Iowa became the first state to not only pass a law drafted specifically in response to Hazelwood, but also the first to draft one from scratch.

For the history and educational perspective, go here.

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