You Can’t Read That!

Arizona: Tucson Unified School District is still in damage control mode, denying that it banned any books.  But the story’s out of the box … unlike the books TUSD rounded up and put in boxes labeled “banned books.” Banned books, cancelled classes, fired teachers — when anti-intellectuals who hold learning and scholarship in contempt take […]

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New Speak, Same Screwjob

Last weekend we bumped into a friend we hadn’t seen in a couple of years.  She had news.  R________, a guidance counselor at a local high school, was fired a couple of months ago … along with the rest of the school’s faculty and staff. And get what the school district calls this mass firing: […]

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