Governor Gavin Newsom Signs Bill Blocking California School Boards From Banning Inclusive Books
From The Sacramento Bee:
California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday evening signed a bill into law barring school boards from banning books, instructional materials or curricula labeled as inclusive or diverse.
“Remarkable that we’re living in a country right now in this banning binge, this cultural purge that we’re experiencing all throughout America, and now increasingly here in the state of California, where we have school districts large and small banning books, banning free speech, criminalizing librarians and teachers. And we want to do more than just push back rhetorically against that, and that’s what this legislation provides,” Newsom said in a video shared on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.
Assembly Bill 1078 comes as a direct response to California school district boards voting to ban books promoting racial diversity or LGBTQ figures.
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