We're Not With the Bans - Part I: A Ban By Any Other Name

Head of the Class

24-10-2023 • 30 min

In this episode, Kristi and Christina kick off a three-part series on book bans and associated strategies with Part I: Defining Book Bans, since some of the policy adoption and tactics being used by the far-right are not necessarily obvious rote book bans, for example, banning a literal book from a public school library.

While the late 70’s and early 80’s saw their share of “content” hysteria, what we are seeing today is a marked rise in actual book bans in both public schools and community libraries.

he far-right has adjusted its strategy since book bans are actually wildly unpopular in communities and with parents in public schools, and this series will explore how this is all unfolding in our nation's public schools.

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