Ever since schools sent children home for school during the COVID lockdowns, parents have had a front row seat to what their children are learning. Many teachers have always said that they want more parents to get involved. Now they are.
In a movement that is infuriating the left, parents are telling schools that some books and other materials have no business in schools. The communists are calling it “book banning,” but I don’t think it is. Banning a book isn’t the same as picking a more suitable one.
No one (except the left) is saying you can’t say or write whatever you wish. That doesn’t mean that school libraries need to buy what you write using taxpayer funds. There are millions of books that have been written, but even a well stocked library only has 15 to 20 thousand books. So are the other books banned? Of course not.
A school district that chooses to use the 3rd Edition of a biology book isn’t banning the 2nd edition. Some books are appropriate, while others are not. Parents who don’t want their 12 year old child reading books about 11 year old homosexual prostitutes are well within their rights to demand the removal of those books from the school library.
The reply from the left is that kids are getting the material from their cell phones anyway. I agree, but that opens a completely different debate on nanny software and the responsibility that parents have to monitor and limit their child’s access to the Internet.