Wow! I really have not been paying attention to what is happening inour own backyards. Have you?
Folks, we now have the makings of a book ban at our Central Bucks public schools. The school board calls it a policy. I call it censorship.
The vague Library Policy 109.2 allows anyone to raise a concern about a book and potentially have it removed from school libraries. This is very dangerous and a slippery slope. A parent who doesn’t like a book for a child should not be able to eliminate that book for the rest of our kids.
I went to my first-ever school board meeting to understand more. Dozens of teachers, librarians and concerned citizens spoke in opposition – with credentials and facts about the harm this would do toour kids. Pleas were made to vote down this policy – especially with the undercurrent of who is really under attack here – authors who are people of color and topics that include the LGBTQ community, antisemitism and racism.
Yet, the school board voted 6-3 to pass it. Make no mistake, this is about conservatives driving their agenda. And, they do it because they can. As a former corporate executive where people were held accountable for their actions, I find this disgraceful.
Please start paying attention. And vote them out. Our kids’ futures depend on it.
Linda M. Davis, Doylestown