The Trials of Teaching

Letter from Robert Cormier to Kathy, Joyce, et al 10 October 1984

Letter from Robert Cormier to Kathy, Joyce, et al 10 October 1984

Cormier’s letter is to a group of teachers who were facing a censorship battle. He mentioned specifically how, in his visits to schools, his understanding and appreciation of what the daily demands of teaching required was an eye-opener for him. As is consistent with some of his other correspondence concerning censorship, he alludes to how censoring gate-keepers tend to criticize without deep consideration of the whole text and implications for removal of a book.

Related Link:

"The Effects of Censorship on Experienced High School English Teachers by Jane Agee" Originally published in English Journal, November 1999.
http://www.albany.edu/cela/publication/article/censor.htm