This is a very small sample size so I’m not sure how much weight to give to it. We all know that schools are blocking many websites from their students. The administration says this is to protect students from harmful websites. Ok I can see that point of view. Trouble is, who determines what is harmful?
Andrew Lampart, a senior at Nonnewaug High School in Connecticut, made an unsettling discovery while doing research for a class debate on gun control.
When he couldn’t access the NRA’s homepage, he decided to check what other sites the school had blocked. Lampart said, “I went over on sites such as Moms Demand Action or Newtown Action Alliance and I could get on these Web sites but not the others.”
Here’s a list of sites that were blocked.
Second Amendment Foundation
Paul Ryan for Congress
Right Wing News
Family Institute of Connecticut Action
National Right To Life Foundation
These sites were accessible.
Newtown Action Alliance
Moms Demand Action
Pro Choice America
World Socialist Website
Dan Malloy 2014
National Grassroots Coalition
There is a clear political bias demonstrated here. In my opinion this goes way over the line and is straight up political censorship.
This is why I laugh when “educators” say they are trying to create students with critical thinking skills. How can you do any critical thinking when you are only exposed to one point of view?