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We Are All Censors Now


by Jonathan Zimmerman — May 16, 2005

Do you favor censorship in the schools? Of course not. If you’re like most readers of this journal, you sneer at the very idea. “Censorship” conjures images of rabid Christian conservatives, snooping about school districts to remove Harry Potter or Catcher in the Rye. But you’re a good-hearted liberal, of course, a tolerant tribune of “free thought” and “open dialogue.” The censor is always the other guy, or so you like to think.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: May 16, 2005
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11869, Date Accessed: 6/23/2017 2:53:48 AM

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  • Jonathan Zimmerman
    New York University
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    JONATHAN ZIMMERMAN is Professor of Education and History at the Steinhardt School of Education, New York University. He is the author of Whose America? Culture Wars in the Public Schools?” (Harvard University Press).
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