“A small group of extremists has sought to divide communities by advancing policies to ban books related to civil rights for communities of color and the LGBTQ+ community”
This is the state of California openly engaging in a power struggle with parents for having the nerve to think they control the schools.
FOX News reports:
New California law gives the state more power over local school boards
California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law on Monday new legislation that gives more control to the state government in order to prevent local school districts from banning books, curriculum, or instruction material deemed as inclusive or diverse.
State Superintendent Tony Thurmond sponsored and pushed for the passage of AB 1078 amid a wave of local school boards adopting policies related to the LGBTQ community.
“Dangerous trends have emerged recently,” Thurmond said in a press release sent on September 15th. “A small group of extremists has sought to divide communities by advancing policies to ban books related to civil rights for communities of color and the LGBTQ+ community, to force school districts to ‘out’ LGBTQ+ students, and to restrict inclusive curriculum. We needed to act quickly and reject these polices.”
The press release also noted how districts would be fined for “has insufficient instructional materials, especially in an attempt to discriminate against students of color or LGBTQ+ students.”
AB 1078, also known as “Instructional materials and curriculum: diversity,” would authorize a complaint against a school board for having insufficient textbooks or instructional materials as a result of policies being enacted or an omission by a school board. The law will be effective immediately.
Thurmond’s office gave FOX News Digital a couple of examples of “insufficient instructional materials.
“One example of insufficient instructional materials would be including a modern American History textbook that doesn’t even contain information about our last three U.S. Presidents. Another example would be removing a section (or pages) from historical textbooks that aim to exclude information about a prominent Civil Rights leader in the LGBTQ+ community,” Thurmond’s office said.
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