Clamping Down on the Kids

Censorship at high schools seems to be growing, and not just in the journalism departments. School administrators at one D.C.-area high school recently denied a teen his diploma because he wore a braided bolo beneath his purple graduation gown. The tie, a quiet tribute to the student’s Native American heritage, was too thin, administrators at his high school declared, according to the Washington Post. Meanwhile, opponents of education about homosexuality or acceptance of gay people are launching an attack on student activities related to those issues, the New York Times reports.
Might these events be related to a trend recently observed in the Christian Science Monitor? Worried that schools are becoming breeding grounds for liberal indoctrination, the paper reported, conservative activists are attempting to limit what teachers may discuss in class.