Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Class Two - March 2: Intellectual Freedom

Marian the Librarian
might have been a bit prim and proper,
but she was passionate about intellectual freedom!

As you know, Inherit the Wind addresses the issue of what material can be taught in public schools. The American Library Association maintains an Office for Intellectual Freedom. You can learn about their initiatives and projects such as Banned Book Week, resources such as information about intellectual freedom in the states, censorship in schools, and effects of the USA Patriot Act.

Hours of reading pleasure, indeed!

Do you think some books should be banned? What do you think of the USA Patriot Act? Should there be limits on free speech in the schools? Share your thoughts!

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