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A public constitution school principal in Florida was recently given the boot. Her offense? Not sending a warning letter out to oldsters earlier than an artwork instructor confirmed a Sixth-grade class a photograph of Michelangelo’s David statue. Two mother and father complained they weren’t notified and one referred to as the sculpture “pornographic.” And a principal misplaced her job.
Sadly, this incident is minor in comparison with all the opposite academic purges occurring in Florida. Quite a few payments are working their means via the legislature — on their strategy to getting used as marketing campaign props for Ron DeSantis and different demagogues. But it surely’s not simply Florida, plenty of other states are hopping on the (largely Republican) push to ban books and speech. To not be outdone, the U.S. Home of Representatives simply handed the “Parents Bill of Rights.”
Don’t be fooled by the speak of “mother and father rights.” This laws simply codifies rights mother and father have already got and points a clarion name to a handful of right-wing parents and activists who suppose they know higher than educated educators.
And should you occur to be soon-to-be-presidential candidate Ron DeSantis, speaking about naughty books positive beats speaking about your plans to slash Medicare and Social Safety.