WBEZ brings you fact-based news and information. Sign up for our newsletters to stay up to date on the stories that matter.The movement to ban books from public school reading lists is not new, but lately it’s been gaining momentum throughout the country. In part, because fights over children and schools is a tried and true political tool.
Revida Rahman, with One WillCo, discusses efforts to ban books in her children’s school district in Williamson County, Tennessee and how this just the newest iteration of parental outrage on display.
And Elizabeth Bruenig, staff writer for The Atlantic, explains the political benefit of arguments over masks, critical race theory and book bans at schools. Especially as the U.S. nears midterm elections.
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