‘Farewell, classroom library.’ Manatee teachers cover their books after new Florida law | Category: General Source
I can’t imagine being a parent, or a teacher in Florida right now, much less a student. What a horrific environment to try to navigate with your kid(s).
The guidelines seem pretty common sense to me. Free of pornography. Suited to student needs and ability to comprehend. Age appropriate. Come on.
I would like to not only have a list of approved books. But a list of books that do not meet approved standards. And they should have this list on a publicly accessible website.
So everyone can “know” which books are so subversive. And have them listed by catagory and topic. And let the Streisand effect take place.
**TEACHERS IN FLORIDA:**
Washington state has a teacher shortage.
We have liberal areas and conservative areas. We have urban areas and rural areas.
We even have conservative urban areas and liberal rural areas.
Florida is a beautiful state, with dolphins and manatees.
Washington is also beautiful with orcas, rain forests, and skiing.
And most of the state is well above sea level. I can see the Puget Sound from my window and have never been in a flood.
We have no state income tax.
So the law was passed in March, they schools did nothing until literally the day it came into effect(*) nine months later, and what they’ve done is complain, hand wave, and make theatrical gestures.
This all seems on the level.
(*)This may not be literal, but it seems to fit the story.
Someone needs to make a case for the first amendment and sue the florida government
I guarantee that the bible isn’t on any of the banned lists in Flordystopia, regardless of all the “not age appropriate” crap that’s in it.
Aside from their smooth brained base, do they really think anyone is buying the “for the children” bullsh*t?
Republicans: Remember kids be a free thinker and don’t trust the government, but do what we say and always comply with the government because the government is your friend.
As someone who grew up in Florida in the 90s, I am REALLY glad by kids aren’t growing up in and being educated in 2020s Florida.