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…

School locker library

A student at a strict Catholic school has started a library of banned books, which she distributes (with due dates and everything) from her school locker. The student started the library after the principal and school teacher council released a long list of “books we’re not allowed to read.” See the student’s question and answers…

i am not a pornographer

This is a fantastic and funny rant from author John Green about a high school that is requiring parental consent forms for students to read and study his first book Looking for Alaska. He describes the frank sex scene in this book as “alkward, unfun, disasterous and wholly unerotic.” He argues: Hank, it doesn’t take…

bazoongas!

BC writer Nikki Tate’s book Trouble on Tarragon Island was banned by the school librarian at Elizabeth Elementary in Kindersley, SK. The Globe and Mail has run two articles on this (Nov 13 and Nov 7) but you probably won’t be able to read them on their site as you need to pay for articles…