How Can Teachers and Librarians Navigate Censorship in the Classroom?

From BookMarks

“The turn of the month marks the end of Banned Books Week, an annual event promoting the freedom to read and awareness of the harms of censoring books—often with a particular focus on K-12 students. Schools around the country hold events to discuss the history of censorship, and many educators post photos of their favorite banned books with hashtags such as #BannedBooksWeek or #teachbannedbooks…But these discussions and issues of censorship can arise throughout a school year. And for K-12 teachers and leaders, they can be especially difficult to navigate—posing a balancing act between open access to information and a broad range of morals concerns and opinions from parents, community members, and school employees, including the teachers and librarians themselves.”

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/bookmarks/2016/10/censorship_teachers_and_librarians_classroom.html

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