Parents have fought successfully over the years to ban books like the Harry Potter series and Catcher and the Rye from public schools. Now in Florida, residents could possibly do the same with textbooks about the science behind climate change and evolution.
Last week, Republican Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation that makes it easier for any Florida resident to object to classroom materials they don’t like.
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The statute, which took effect on Saturday, requires district school boards to hire an “unbiased and qualified hearing officer” who could deem things like textbooks, movies, and novels as unsuitable and require they not be used. Read more…
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