John Green, author of "Looking for Alaska" (restricted at Nixa HS) speaks on the benefits that public education bring to society and why students should be excited about school. For the people driving most of the book challenges both nationally and statewide, it's not about the books. It's about destroying, or at least diminishing, the value of public education so that those funds get diverted for their private use. U-Turn in Education remains enthusiastic about quality public schools.
The May 2022 Nixa School Board Meeting. Conduct at this meeting was so bad that the rules for Public Comments were changed for future meetings. Find this on our Youtube channel
At a comparable meeting on June 22, 2023, following our calls for considerable improvements in transparency by the board, the meeting was much more civil. We appreciate the board's efforts on that front.
The Fight Over Banning Books.
An excellent overview of our national problem.
A beautiful piece of literature, accepted now, but it's been a decades long struggle. This success story serves as a reminder that we're in this for the long haul.
A remarkable speech to a school board in Florida. Be a Father of Freedom or a Mother of Liberty.
Illinois Governor Pritzker - "Here in Illinois, we are showing the nation what it really looks like to stand up for liberty."
A little unexpected
This video opens with an interview of the Pulitzer prize winner Toni Morrison, the author of The Bluest Eye. That book has been challenged and restricted at the Nixa High School Library.
The whole clip is good, but LeVar Burton is awesome here at ~ 8:30
Don't just do something. Stand there.
"Text is meaningless without context."
"...if you have a worldview that can be undone by a novel, let me submit that the problem is not with the novel."
Author of Maus being the brilliant storyteller that he is.
This case has the potential to be very influential. Strong statement of democracy and the importance of this issue at 2:23
At his first public appearance after being nearly murdered. He comments on the lawsuit against the book banning school district at about 4:20.
This awesome. They also support the efforts of U-Turn in Education
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