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The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) in 1965 marked the beginning of the flow of billions of dollars that would be spent on programs to improve achievement in basic skills.
At a meeting of English teachers in southeastern Ohio last spring, the discussion turned, unavoidably, to the problem of censorship. The consensus was that the pressures now are worse than ever, that school boards and administrators have become wary of controversial issues, and that the situation seriously inhibits teaching efforts in the classroom.
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