Required Readings

Pilkey banned again, default color, Christianity in LA schools, charter admissions, and more: Required Readings, 11.01.15

The latest book in Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpants series will not be available at a school book fair in Michigan because one of the characters travels into the future and learns that he will be married to a man. The parent-teacher organization, school principal, and superintendent were concerned students might purchase the book without direct parental input. The series is no stranger to such controversy, topping the American Library Association’s most banned books list for several of the past 10 years.

Blogger Greta Christina relates an elementary school experience about the normative position of white as the default color for people.

According to public school students in Louisiana, Christianity is being pushed on them on a regular basis.

Charter schools are asking just how public they want to be and the role of admissions policies in changing their accessibility.

Duquesne University is accused of retaliating against adjunct faculty for their efforts toward unionization. Earlier this year, the National Labor Relations Board ruled against the university’s request for an exemption from the board’s jurisdiction on religious grounds.

Is there a law school debt crisis?

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Librarienne is a university librarian who sees her professional mission as teaching the masses how to separate the wheat from the chaff in today's expanding universe of information, that everything you read requires a critical eye, and how to properly use apostrophes.

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