Education under attack, chasing down insurance agency

Some teachers in Manatee County have covered up their classroom libraries to avoid prosecution under a new Florida law that requires all library books to be approved by a certified media specialist.

Horrifying to see school systems destroyed

Growing up in the Tampa Bay area, Sarasota was always a special destination for my family. In 1979, I began my life there and spent almost 40 years trying to be a contributing member of the community.

One thing it seemed we could all agree on was the importance of public education. Manatee and Sarasota counties always supported efforts to make local schools the best in the state. 

In 2017, frustrated by the way Sarasota had been ruined by greed, we moved to North Carolina.

I am now watching in horror as your educational systems are destroyed by those who hope to profit from the children.

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To see teachers forced to dismantle classroom libraries is to witness an attack on reading itself. To know that all books must be approved by those who wish to keep students ignorant of their history is to watch the suppression of independent thought.

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