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Censorship: The ELA Exposed
The Paper Trail: Correspondence about censorship

Read commentary on: The Sensitivity Review Guidelines,
as referenced in many of the letters below.

To: Dr. Richard P. Mills, Commissioner of Education at The State Education Department
From: The National Coatlition Against Censorship, NYCLU, PEN, The American Center, NYPSC, et all.
Re: ELA Censorship
May 31, 2002
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To: Commissioner Mills
From: National Council of Teachers of English
June 3, 2002
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To: Commissioner Mills, Chancellor Bennett, Senator Kuhl, and Assemblyman Sanders
From: Multiple oraganizations
Re: Follow-up Letter Regarding Censored Literature in Mandatory English Language Arts Regents Exams
June 11, 2002
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To: Commissioner Mills, Chancellor Bennett, Senator Kuhl, and Assemblyman Sanders
From: Multiple oraganizations
Re: Follow-up Letter Regarding Censored Literature in Mandatory English Language Arts Regents Exams
January 6, 2003
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Press Release
From: New York State Parents' Coalition To End High Stakes Testing
Re: State-Wide Coalition Calls for Resignation of State Education Commissioner Richard Mills and a Moratorium on the Use of Regents Exams as High Stakes Tests
January 8, 2003
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New York State students in independent, private schools are not required to take and pass the Regents exams in order to graduate. In fact, these schools refuse to administer the Regents exams because they would be forced to teach toward these tests and to abandon their own rich curricula.
NY Times, November 24, 1999