Monday, December 19, 2022

Jonathan Friedman on book-banning in our schools


This Saturday, after a brief summary of NYC education news, I interviewed Jonathan Friedman of PEN America, an expert on book-banning -- a movement sweeping across the nation that is successfully removing critical books off the shelves of schools and public libraries.  Jonathan explains why this disturbing trend is happening now and what parents and education advocates can do to fight it.  Take a listen!

Episode Notes

NYC Public School Parent blog on Horrible McGraw Hill contract  and Daily News on its temporary withdrawal

Panel for Educational Policy meetings on proposed charter school co-locations, scheduled for Dec. 21,  Jan. 5 and Jan. 25.

Gary Rubinstein on Success Academy student attrition

Pen America reports on book-banning and how to subscribe to their newsletter on the subject 

NY Times on A Fast-Growing Network of Conservative Groups Is Fueling a Surge in Book Bans

Judd Legum on efforts to ban 3600 books from schools 


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