link: Federal Judge Upholds School District’s Ban on ‘Boobies’ Bracelets | The School Law Blog – Education Week

A federal district judge in Indiana has ruled that school administrators may prohibit "I ♥ Boobies" breast-cancer awareness bracelets as lewd or vulgar student speech. Judge Joseph S. Van Bokkelen of Hammond, Ind., considered and rejected the reasoning of the full federal appeals court in Philadelphia, which ruled earlier this month that the bracelets could…

folks from word on the street

Heather noticed that perhaps because of the rain there were less people, but the people who did come by our booth wanted to talk a little more. Here are some of them. First, there was Robert Chaplin. I bought two copies of his independently published book Ten Counting Cat. I love picture books that look…

Word on the Street

Yesterday 11 members of the Intellectual Freedom and Information Policy Committees braved the cold, wet, windy weather to entertain and educate at the Word on the Street literacy and book festival. Everyone had their own unique way of drawing people in.  Sylvia was like a carnival barker, or the guy who demonstrates super absorbent towels…

word on the street

Look for our booth (with the Information Policy Committee) at Word on the Street. Spin the wheel, answer an information policy or intellectual freedom question and get some candy. Get there early to buy a treasure hunt book bag for $18 at the information tent. We are one of the booths that is giving away…

buttons buttons buttons

Did you know that the BCLA office has a button maker that you can use?  Contact the office to prebook or use it. Here’s some of the slogans that we have made: I *heart* my freedom to read freadom There’s something in my library to offend everyone (new tshirts coming soon!) i read banned books…

IFC listserv

Photo by arimoore While I hope you’re checking back regularly, or have added this to an aggregator, you may want to also join the IFC email listserv.  The email list is more announcements (of meetings, deadlines, events) while I hope this blog will grow into the place where we host more discussions. Planting that seed…