E-Government (2 of 2)

Deserving its own post, this subject is relevant to my professional life and demonstrative of the Bush administration is general.

In 2002, the Department of Education revealed a new policy for content on its website. The gist of the new policy is that all ED web material accessible by the public would strictly "reflect the priorities, philosophies, or goals of the present administration." I.e., old material—though essential for researchers, librarians, and historians—would no longer appear on the ED's site. This is an affront to every notion of an open and free democracy. Here is some coverage of the issue, albeit a bit old:

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