Banning books in school libraries is delicate balance

Finding books that are appropriate for children to read is a judgment call that is bound to be controversial (“Florida District Is Sued Over Banning Books From School Libraries,” The New York Times, May 18). That’s because parents differ dramatically in what they want their children to read.

Although the First Amendment protects freedom of speech, it’s unclear if it applies to children.  It will be interesting to see how the judiciary interprets the latest lawsuits.

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2 Replies to “Banning books in school libraries is delicate balance”

  1. It was easier for schools when parents weren’t very well-educated and were mostly willing to do what the teacher/school wanted, like my parents. Isn’t this much more a non-issue since the internet?


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