Governor DeSantis signs bill to ensure curriculum transparency for parents. https://t.co/5uj7NO2mj1— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) March 25, 2022
“This is not an accident. What we’re seeing today reflects planning,” noted Caldwell-Stone. The “perfect storm” of the last few years (pandemic, political division, social media, and virtual meetings) has led to local and national attempts to exploit divisions and fears. These attempts also raise moral panic about false claims of pornography, critical race theory (CRT), marxism, and more. School and library board candidates are running on book banning platforms. Politicians and organizers portray libraries as “dens of iniquity” and librarians as worse.