November 22, 2021

Texas Book Ban Could Cost School Districts Millions of Dollars in Staff Time

Texas Book Ban Could Cost School Districts Millions of Dollars in Staff Time

At the end of October, Texas Republican State Representative Matt Krause sent a letter to the Texas Education Agency with a 16 page list consisting of over 800 book titles. He asked school districts to identify if they had any of the books on the spreadsheet, as well as to report how much they spent on these materials. Additionally, districts were requested to identify any other books or materials they had (and how much those materials cost) that may contain topics ranging from human sexuality to “material that might make students feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress...

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