Article Title

West Linn teacher's censorship lesson spurs outcry, apology

Newspaper

OregonLive.com (The Oregonian)

Date

12-8-2009

Challenged Material

profanity as a teaching tool

Reading Level

all levels

Location

West Linn, Oregon

Participants

Michael Diltz; Carol Egan; Athey Creek Middle School

Outcome

The teacher issued an apology, and no further action has been taken.

Abstract

A teacher's decision to include profanity as an example in a lesson about censorship sparks controversy and differing opinions from students and parents.

Keywords

profanity, offensive language, inappropriate for teenagers, education, free speech, censorship

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