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Scholars Day 2005, Wednesday, April 13

Book Banning in Educational Settings

This is a brief survey into the ramifications of book banning in an educational setting. This presentation explores one case study of a parent's fight to have "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" removed from her daughter's school. With many popular book titles having reached the American Library Association's "100 Most Frequently Challenged Books" list, this is just one example of the struggle between educators and citizens who believe they are both acting in the best interest of the student. In this debate it is difficult to determine who is right, but one thing remains certain; it is the student's education that suffers the consequences of this power struggle.

Presenter: Kathleen Stolfi (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Education and Human Development
Location: 204 Holmes
Time: 9 am (Session I)