“This is a problem that is very, very easy to solve,” Block said, adding that all it takes to solve the issue is a simple filtering program adjustment.
“We’re optimistic that these school districts, like other school districts we’ve dealt with in the past, will see that this is plainly unconstitutional and be willing to fix this problem,” said Block. The ACLU took similar action against two school districts in 2009, before the districts eventually agreed to adjust their filtering practices.
Students who want to report unconstitutional web filtering at their schools can fill out a form at action.aclu.org/dontfilterme. None of the schools targeted by the organization were available for comment as of press time.
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