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book challenge

Information regarding the book banning at RVRHS.

Dee Venuto

on 3 May 2016

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Rancocas Valley Regional High School
Media Center
Mount Holly, New Jersey
Documents Presented to the RV Board
Glenn Beck's Burlington County Project 9/12
The Big 6 Research Model
The Committee Meeting
The Cornerstone of Our Profession & Democracy
School, Academic & Public Library Connection
Elimination of Book RESOLVED; the Board of Education approved the elimination of the book, Revolutionary Voices, from the RVRHS Library.
1 v 7 stays
1 v 7 stays
5 v 3 removed
Exercise Our Right to Have a Voice
7 yes 1 abstension
The Works Cited
~9/12 visited Lenape Regional High School with the same presentation, but never filed a formal request to remove library books. Prior to the 9/12 visit, RV shared all the information from our challenge with this district.

~Burlington County Library removed all copies of Revolutionary Voices from its branches.

~The 3 books have disappeared from the Burlington Township High School library
~ACLU-NJ has issued Open Public Records Act (OPRA) requests for materials surrounding the removal at RV and the Burlington County Library.

~RV alumnus & others have organized performances of the writings in Revolutionary Voices.
Kevin Jennings
Glenn Beck's Burlington County Project 9/12 Website
2,300 students
2009 circulation increased by 2,327 to 11,803
24,771 students passes issued in 2009
859 classes scheduled, 245 received formal instruction
Intellectual Freedom...
Select resources unfettered by personal, partisan, or doctrinal disapproval...[which] support the intellectual growth, personal development, individual interest, and recreational needs of students.
Sunlight is the best disinfectant.
Louis Brandeis, Supreme Court Justice, 1913
Due to obscenity...
Often described as the "last respectable prejudice," homophobia is a form of bigotry...every attempt to engage queer teens helps them feel more comfortable with themselves and their community.
Helpful Documents
Current Status:
We want our citizens to get back to the way we
were on 9/12/2001 when there were no Republicans, no Democrats, no Liberals, no Conservatives, no Whites, Blacks, Asians, Hispanics, etc. We were just AMERICANS!
9 Principles & 12 Values
Eugene Delgaudio
"Homosexual School Takeover"
radical homosexuals...planning to indoctrinate our nation's school children with their perverse ideology.
Homosexuals scored a major win when Obama refused to fire "Safe Schools Czar" Kevin Jennings an advocate of teaching deviant sexual behavior to school children
Board of Education Candidacy Information

"These dates are for all school boards across the state of NJ. Remember your paperwork MUST be submitted by March 1."

"If you have any intention of changing the schools...and what is acceptable material taught to our children, then this is the time & the place. "
Great job tonight teaching the RV BOE about Obama Safe School Czar Kevin Jennings/GLSEN. Plan anymore schoolboard meetings?

Yes, I am looking at Lenepe [sic] district in April...
~"Obama's "Safe Schools Czar"is promoting Child Porn in the Classroom--Kevin Jennings & the GLSEN Reading List"
~ hosted by First Things whose mission is "to strengthen the role of religion in support of a free & just social order"
This issue has nothing to do with gayness or straightness...the GLSEN reading list promotes the sexualization of children...

And this is not about censorship: It's about deciding what constitutes appropriate reading material for children.
...decide if you think the man who headed [GLSEN] the organization responsible for recommending these books to children should be in charge of school safety in this country.
2. The Hill's "53 Republicans Demand Firing of 'Safe Schools Czar' Kevin Jennings"
3. Coral Ridge Ministries Video "Obama's Radical Appointees"
4. Excerpts from the Books
5. Statement concerning Assistant Deputy Secretary for Safe & Drug Free Schools Czar Kevin Jennings
founder of GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network)

incident involving a student's confession about an affair with an older man

previous drug use

supporter of North American Man/Boy Love Association

"I feel that ANY books related to Mr. Jennings are detrimental to school children and should be removed [from] the school library. We need to protect our children."
Jennings has played an integral role in promoting homosexuality and pushing a pro-homosexual agenda in America's schools---an agenda that runs counter to the values that many parents desire to to instill in their children.
Pornography & Obscenity
Hate Speech
The Red Binder
"Though Jennings' and GLSEN's critics claim to be upholding American morals and values by condemning the GLSEN book list, they are actually undermining the values of tolerance, free inquiry, and self-determination that inform and sustain our democratic way of life in the United States. Stigmatizing particular ideas & engaging in unfounded personal attacks in an effort to censor and suppress opposing opinions & ideas is the antithesis of intellectual freedom...
Teaching about "alternative lifestyles" in our public schools is absolutely wrong! -- I feel bad for these people that choose or are born this way, or whatever... But,do not try to plant seeds in the mind[s] of our children that this is just A-OKAY. This is not normal.

We respectively request a "one on one" meeting with Congressman Adler about this matter.
All of the idiots who write "environmental" stories should be taken out behind the wood shed and told, in hateful terms, that they are the tellers of untruths."
What are you going to do about these Evil Liberals who have infected our Schools and Government?
...be willing to Protect and Restore Our Constitutional Freedoms.
...Remove All Domestic Enemies.
1. Gateway Pundit, Jim Hoft's blog post:
X-rated and pornographic...featured explicit
Social and Political Implications of the Challenge...
Citizen's Request for Reconsideration of a Work
Book Selection Policy
Letters from National Organizations
Strategies & Tips for Dealing with Challenges
Conducting a Challenge Hearing
SafeLibraries Blog
...Leads to Intellectual Participation
~Judith Krug
ALA's Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights
Public Use: prezi.com/pnlljhzmikkd/
Comments, support, questions: deeannvenuto@gmail.com
Educating people & politicians
about who controls public libraries. Citizens should, not the ALA.
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