Censorship Makes A Comeback!
Every generation has had its bout with censorship in one form or another. Mine? It was books like Lolita, Story of “O” and other such baudy books. My daughters generation had books, record albums, movies…this type of censorship has been with us for ever…..someone always thinks that they want to save society by banning things that they find offensive.
THis type of invasion has been missing for awhile but it has found a new breeding ground….Florida.
Nosy Floridians now have another outlet for their moral outrage. Now anybody in the US state can formally complain about books used in public schools, and schools are required to hear them out.
Last week governor Rick Scott signed a bill that allows any Florida resident to formally challenge new or old materials, like books and movies, available in public schools. In drafting the bill, lawmakers specifically added language that expanded the complaint process to include anyone, not just parents.
Each district school board must adopt a policy regarding a parent’s objection to his or her child’s use of a specific instructional material, which clearly describes a process to handle all objections and provides for resolution.
New law, with new language highlighted:
Each district school board must adopt a policy regarding an
a parent’sobjection by a parent or a resident of the county to the his or her child’suse of a specific instructional material, which clearly describes a process to handle all objections and provides for resolution.
Not a fan of censorship……all it does is make the item more desirable….this is just someone wanting to impose their “morality” on everybody….not in my house!
Gotta go…..will return tomorrow with more stuff…..hope to see you then…..chuq