If you haven’t been following the story about the Missoula Public Schools voting against a teacher’s use of a film called “The Story of Stuff” here’s all the background you need — from a really good story from Michael Moore of the Missoulian.
What I wanted to highlight today, however, is this letter from a Hellgate High School student, posted at 4&20 Blackbirds blog. The most impressive part:
“If my generation is the ‘future’, censorship is only setting us up to fail. We are nearly adults and we need to be treated as such. We want our right to a well-rounded education, including exposure to controversial materials and the opportunity to discuss them and form our OWN, INDEPENDENT opinions. Please, I encourage you to overturn this decision.”