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Public Education
Gov. Ron DeSantis calls out ‘bad actors’ on curriculum transparency, promises ‘consequences’ in Florida

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis continued to debunk the narrative that so-called “book bans” are occurring in Florida, saying that parents have a right to object to graphic sexual material that is… Read More

February 15, 2024
Culture
American Library Association urges librarians to ‘report’ individuals and groups challenging inappropriate material for children

Libraries receiving complaints about inappropriate books are being pushed by the American Library Association (ALA) to “report” the book challengers. “Report Censorship: Defend the Public’s Freedoms,”… Read More

February 15, 2024
Culture
Brave Books Story Hour features popular female athletes Riley Gaines and Bethany Hamilton

A standing-room-only crowd of all ages packed a Missouri library on Friday to hear athlete and activist Riley Gaines and professional surfer Bethany Hamilton spread positive messages for children about… Read More

February 5, 2024
Legislation
New Florida bill would fine parents for challenging more than 5 books in public schools

Florida lawmakers have introduced a bill that would fine parents and residents for challenging more than five books or instructional materials in a school year. House Bill… Read More

January 25, 2024
Public Education
Oklahoma Schools superintendent appoints ‘Libs of TikTok’ creator to media committee

(The Center Square) – Oklahoma Superintendent Ryan Walters announced Tuesday that he had appointed the creator of a social media account known for its outspoken criticism of sexualized materials in school… Read More

January 24, 2024
Public Education
Is swearing in on age-restricted books taking liberal school board members by storm?

Two of the newly sworn members of the Fairfax County School Board (FCSB) were sworn in on Dec. 13 using books that have been age-restricted in the county’s public school… Read More

December 15, 2023
Public Education
Pennsylvania school board president replaces Bible with contested LGBT books for swearing-in

A school board president in Pennsylvania rejected the tradition of being sworn into office on a Bible, placing her hand instead on challenged LGBT-themed young adult books. Karen Smith, a… Read More

December 12, 2023
Courts
19 attorneys general oppose parental rights opt-out option from LGBT books for 2nd graders

(The Center Square) – A coalition of 19 attorneys general filed an amicus brief in support of a local Maryland board of education’s policy that does not allow parents to… Read More

November 2, 2023
Culture
Scholastic reneges on pledge to separate inappropriate content after woke mob attacks 

Children’s book publisher Scholastic backtracked on a recent policy decision to separate age-inappropriate sexual and race-related materials at bookfairs after protests from LGBT and CRT-minded lobbyists. The abandoned policy separated… Read More

October 31, 2023
Culture
Idaho library director stands by decision to keep objectionable books on shelf

The director of a library in Idaho is standing by her decision to keep “sexually explicit” books on the shelves, according to a report. Details of Garden Valley District Library… Read More

September 21, 2023
Public Education
‘A fun sugary treat.’ Wisconsin school district defends offering sex guides to kids 

A Wisconsin school district is defending its decision to offer students sex guides, claiming staff used “selection and deselection guidelines” to evaluate the books. Kenosha Unified School District (KUSD) libraries… Read More

September 8, 2023
Legislation
New education-related laws now in effect, one blocked in court

(The Center Square) – Three new education-related laws are now in effect. They require public higher education institutions to allow athletes to compete only according to their biological sex, to… Read More

September 5, 2023
Opinion
4 ways parents can keep their children safe from the woke drift of modern children’s literature

Children’s books are one of the most powerful tools parents have to help teach their kids how to be humans. From picture books being read at bedtime, to novels being… Read More

September 1, 2023
Public Education
Clever DeSantis law sees new book removals over graphic, sexual language

A clever rule in a new Florida law forced a school district to finally remove books that contain graphic sexual language. The removal comes one year after the removal requests were… Read More

September 1, 2023
Public Education
Texas man kicked out of school board meeting for reading from explicit book he opposed in schools

Law enforcement officers removed a man from a Texas school board meeting after he read from a book critics call pornographic, available in the district’s libraries. Mike Cee was removed… Read More

August 25, 2023
Public Education
Parents sue Tennessee school board for keeping explicit books in school libraries despite new law

Parents are suing a Tennessee school board, claiming it violated the Age-Appropriate Materials Act of 2022. The lawsuit, filed by state Rep. Gino Bulso, R-Brentwood, on the parents’ behalf, alleges… Read More

August 25, 2023
Courts
Judge rejects Maryland parents’ plea to restore opt-out for LGBTQ books

(The Daily Signal) – A U.S. District Court judge denied Maryland parents’ request Thursday for an order allowing them to opt their children out of instruction using LGBTQ… Read More

August 25, 2023
Culture
Voters may shut down public library in Washington state over its refusal to remove controversial books at residents’ request

Voters in a rural county in Washington state will decide in November whether to shutter a public library after staff refused to remove LGBT books to which the public objected. Read More

August 18, 2023
Culture
Alabama library backtracks, hosts story hour with Kirk Cameron, Riley Gaines to overflow crowd

An Alabama library Friday reversed its decision to cancel a Saturday story hour with Kirk Cameron and Riley Gaines after receiving a letter from First Liberty Institute, a nonprofit protecting… Read More

August 8, 2023
Culture
Bookstores, national bookseller associations file lawsuit against Texas law rating explicit books 

Several bookstores and national bookseller associations filed a lawsuit Tuesday over a new law intended to keep sexually explicit books from Texas schools. Bookstores Blue Willow Bookshop in West Houston… Read More

August 2, 2023