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Republic ban challenged

News Leader (Missouri) – “Calling the removal of two books “educationally unsound and constitutionally suspect,” officials from nine national groups are urging the Republic school board to reverse its decision. An Aug. 18 letter to Superintendent Vern Minor — signed by top officials from the organizations — states that the “decision to remove the two books cannot be justified.” The seven current board members were copied on the letter.”

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One Response to “Republic ban challenged”

  1. Dan Kleinman of SafeLibraries
    August 23, 2011 at 7:49 pm #

    Those “national groups” have in the past written letters containing false and misleading disinformation. I have in the past written about such efforts and about how groups like the ALA and the NCAC support inappropriate material for children despite the law, community standards, or common sense. While I have not yet seen the current letter, I doubt it is significantly different. I look forward to reading it and deconstructing it, and I will assist anyone who asks me for help.

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