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The Keller ISD's Book Challenge Policy has become a symbol of the cancellation culture.

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When the Keller ISD instructed librarians to remove at least 20 books, including Bibles, from public distribution the day before school started, it became a case study of cancel culture.

These are titles challenged by parents or others during the previous school year. why? Superintendent Rick Westfall said in a statement that under the new policy the school board approved on August 8, all books contested as inappropriate should be removed from the shelves. Because there is

Under this new policy, these problematic books will remain in the Parental Consent Area until the review process is complete.

We’ve reached the extreme where anything that makes someone even slightly offensive must be flagged or deleted. Even those who do not have children or grandchildren who attend schools at the Keller ISD may complain about the book and have it taken away while a “review committee” made up of school staff and community members considers it. You can instruct the school to remove it.

Districts must find people willing to serve on these committees. Still, they undermine their work by choosing to reconsider titles that have already been considered by previous committees.

In the Keller ISD, books are guilty until proven innocent, and seemingly unprotected against double jeopardy.

It is sad that the Keller ISD Board of Education, which approved the new school library policy, seems to have bowed to political pressure.a houston chronicle An analysis of Texas book challenges over the last four years found that the majority of them occurred after November. At this time, State Rep. Matt Krause asked school districts to review his 850 titles, as well as books on race, gender, and themes. Students feel uncomfortable.

Yes, there are books that should not be on the school bookshelf.Keller ISD was absolutely right to remove genderqueer, A graphic novel containing illustrations of sexual acts. It shouldn’t have been in the school library in the first place.

But why has the graphic representation of Anne Frank’s diary suddenly become dangerous for children? Or the Bible?

Our colleague Talia Richman voiced concern in the Bible for “violence, including sexual content, rape, murder, human sacrifice, misogyny, homophobia, discrimination, and other inappropriate content.” At least one person reports having one. This is a shallow reading of a series of texts underpinned by themes of creation and redemption.

Why were Anne Frank, Toni Morrison, Bible and Gender Queer plucked from Texas schools?

The Keller ISD previously decided that Bibles could be left in schools. But now parents have to sign off in order to check the verses that students can view on their mobile phones. We have reached a new level of absurdity.

Adults should be able to understand what’s appropriate on the school shelf. So why are they setting such a bad example with the Keller ISD?

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