Opinion by Neil J. Young, CNN, August 8, 2023 Parents in Orange County, Florida, where I grew up and attended public school, received an email late last week. “As you may have seen in the news today,” the email read, “the Florida Department of Education has determined that under Florida Administrative Code select content cannot be taught in
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By Renée Graham, Globe Columnist, Boston Globe, July 26,2023. Nearly 190 years before Florida education officials announced that schoolchildren would be taught that slavery was akin to a job training program for Black people, John C. Calhoun, a virulently racist, slaveholding former vice president and US senator from South Carolina, extolled what he claimed were
Recently there have been new laws and regulations placed on schools by the governor and the Florida Legislature focused on determining whether books and educational material are deemed obscene or age appropriate. In the past, media specialists and librarians could use something called The Miller Test to determine whether a book was appropriate for school aged children.
By Dan Rather and Elliot Kirschner One of the great sadnesses of our current age is how politics has polluted so much of our public discourse and spread into realms that once seemed free of partisanship. That this occurs at a time when much of the Republican Party has adopted the posture of a bully