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Pennsylvania School District Reverses Its Ban on Race-Related Books

Hannah Brandt writes the following in “Central York School District Reverses Book Ban After Growing Protests” for ABC27 News:

After weeks of protest, the Central York School District [in Pennsylvania] has decided to reverse a controversial book ban.

In August the district sent out an email to staff with a list of resources they were told not to use in the classroom. The list included dozens of books, websites, and movies about race and racism—many by Black authors.

When students in the district learned about the ban they held a series of protests, asking the district to reverse it. …

[A] Central York School District diversity education specialist says she helped put the original list together as a resource to be used by those in the district. She was shocked when board members decided to ban it. …

In a meeting on [Sept. 20,] Central York School Board president Jane Johnson insisted the whole situation was a misunderstanding.

‘What we were attempting to do is balance legitimate academic freedom that could be literature materials that are too activist in nature and may lean more towards indoctrination rather than age-appropriate academic content,’ Johnson said. …

After hearing from several speakers some of the board members apologized that they hadn’t taken action sooner. They unanimously voted to reverse the ban.

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