Friday, September 30, 2011

Banned Websites?

Each year, I "celebrate" Banned Books Week by pointing out all the banned books which sit on my classroom bookshelves, discussing the ones which you have already read, and the classics you will be assigned to read.  Therefore, when I came across this article in The New York Times:  A Call for Opening Up Web Access at Schools, I was intrigued.  Is the practice of blocking certain websites in schools synonymous with banning books?  

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