Posted by: crudbasher | June 19, 2014

Websites Blocked In High School…

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?

H/T IJReview.com

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.

Protect Marriage
Debate.org
Second Amendment Foundation
Paul Ryan for Congress
Right Wing News
Family Institute of Connecticut Action
Red State
Teaparty.org
National Right To Life Foundation
Vatican.va

These sites were accessible.

Newtown Action Alliance
Moms Demand Action
LGBTQnation.com
Pro Choice America
American Progress
World Socialist Website
HillaryClintonOffice.com
Dan Malloy 2014
National Grassroots Coalition
BanHandgunsNow.org

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?

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