The language police [Elektronisk resurs] how pressure groups restrict what students learn / Diane Ravitch.
Ravitch, Diane. (författare)
- 1st Vintage Books ed.
- Publicerad: 2004
- Publicerad: New York : Vintage Books, 2004.
- Engelska xv, 255 p.
- "Diane Ravitch maintains that America's students are compelled to read insipid texts that have been censored and bowdlerized, issued by publishers who willingly cut controversial material from their books - a case of the bland leading the bland." "The Language Police is the first full-scale expose of this cultural and educational scandal, written by a leading historian. It documents the existence of an elaborate and well-established protocol of beneficent censorship, quietly endorsed and implemented by test makers and textbook publishers, states, and the federal government. School boards and bias and sensitivity committees review, abridge, and modify texts to delete potentially offensive words, topics, and imagery. Publishers practice self-censorship to sell books in big states." "Ravitch offers a powerful political and economic analysis of the causes of censorship. She has practical and sensible solutions for ending it, which will improve the quality of books for students as well as liberating publishers, state boards of education, and schools from the grip of pressure groups."--BOOK JACKET.
- Textbooks -- Censorship -- United States. (LCSH)
- Test bias -- United States. (LCSH)
- Censorship -- United States. (LCSH)
- Electronic books. (LCSH)
- LB3045.7 (LCC)
- 371.3/2 (DDC)
- Eab/DR (kssb/7)
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