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Resources & News for High School Educators from your teacher-librarian
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Rosa Clark: The Unsung Legacy

by Patricia J. Williams (A shorter version of this essay is published in the June 4, 2012 issue of The Nation Magazine, entitled “Anti-Intellectualism from Arizona to Michigan.”) This essay is an overview of incidents where educators have been attacked for activities they felt were justified by their First Amendment rights.  The description of one such incident made this librarian's blood run cold: "The law has taken some startling turns as well. In 2010 the Sixth Circuit upheld the firing of high school teacher Shelley Evans-Marshall when parents complained about an assignment in which she had asked her students in an upper-level language arts class to look at the American Library Association’s list of “100 Most Frequently Challenged Books” and write an essay about censorship." 

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Groups Urge Balance Between Censoring, Stopping Bullies

Groups Urge Balance Between Censoring, Stopping Bullies | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
New guidelines from education, religious, and First Amendment groups are warning schools to be mindful of students' free-speech rights as they step up anti-bullying efforts.
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