Governor signs landmark bill penalizing “Book Bans” in schools

In a controversial move, Gov. Newsom signed AB 1078 into law on Sept. 25. The bill, proposed by Democrat Assemblyman Corey Jackson from Moreno Valley, seeks to penalize school boards that “ban books” and educational materials based solely on content relating to the history of Black, Latino, Asian, Native American, LGBTQ+ individuals, and other groups.This law had nothing to do with Black, Latino, Asian, or Native American studies. It is clearly strong-arming and an authoritarian response to recent LGBTQ+ curriculum and library book controversies in schools.So anytime a school administration or school board wants to reject a book or curriculum it’s officially “banning” books? So scary! So evil! Aren’t we lucky to have the California legislature to save us from these horr
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