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The language police : how pressure groups restrict what students learn

Author: Diane Ravitch
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Argues that the anti-bias and sensitivity guidelines promoted by the Left and the Right exert so much force on educational publishers that the resulting modified and censored student materials are reduced to bland and boring texts.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ravitch, Diane.
Language police.
New York : Knopf, 2003
(OCoLC)606929965
Online version:
Ravitch, Diane.
Language police.
New York : Knopf, 2003
(OCoLC)607731864
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Diane Ravitch
ISBN: 0375414827 9780375414824
OCLC Number: 50802702
Description: x, 255 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Forbidden topics, forbidden words --
The new meaning of bias --
Everybody does it: the textbook publishers --
Everybody does it: the testing companies --
Censorship from the right --
Censorship from the left --
The mad, mad, mad world of textbook adoptions --
Literature: forgetting the tradition --
History: the endless battle --
The language police: can we stop them? --
Appendix 1. A glossary of banned words, usages, stereotypes, and topics --
Appendix 2. The Atkinson-Ravitch sampler of classic literature for home and school.
Responsibility: Diane Ravitch.
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Argues that the anti-bias and sensitivity guidelines promoted by the Left and the Right exert so much force on educational publishers that the resulting modified and censored student materials are reduced to bland and boring texts.

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