Arizona Senate OKs Making List of Books to Ban in Schools (June, 2023)
"State senators gave preliminary approval Thursday to a measure directing the Education Department to come up with a list of books to ban in public schools. And it wouldn’t just include lewd or sexual materials. SB1700 would require the department, now headed by elected Republican Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne, to also include on that list materials that 'promote gender fluidity or gender pronouns.’"
Educational Intimidation: How "Parental Rights" Legislation Undermines the Freedom to Learn (August, 2023)
"Amid debates over access to library materials and topics discussed in school classrooms, the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site hosted a panel discussion... titled 'The Impact of Banning Books.' 'We've got a group of state legislators, we've got our governor, who are rattling their swords and threatening free open access to particular forms of knowledge, to particular forms of art and to books,' Dr. James D. Ross, associate professor of history at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, said during his opening remarks for the discussion."