I am never for banning books, but this isn’t a book ban.
Schools are meant to be educating our children, but instead they seem to focus on state behavioral conditioning, social justice, sexual smut, and anything and everything except for education.
There is a time and place for everything, and in a free society people have every right to read “Out of Darkness” by Ashley Hope Prez, but again the schools are not the outlet for that.
Schools should be there to make our youth and our nation the most successful in the world, but last I checked not a single course was given at any public school in investing or finance—the backbone of this country.
Because of these issues, and the catastrophic failures of teachers in a capitalist country to teach children about the workings of capitalism, I believe that the time has come to defund public education.
Here’s what Kara Bell said to her school board:
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KXAN, a local NBC affiliate, shared Bell’s account:
Former Lake Travis ISD School Board candidate Kara Bell lambasted officials, reading a sexually explicit passage from the book. Because of the topic, you may consider this inappropriate for younger readers.
“I do not want my children to learn about anal sex in middle school,” said Bell, raising her voice to board members. In meeting video from the district’s website, you can hear Bell’s microphone get cut off and a smattering of applause from some crowd members after she finishes speaking.
The book is “Out of Darkness” by Ashley Hope Pérez.
The New York Post confirmed that the book has been pulled from the library, and awaiting a review from school officials:
Austin news outlet KXAN reported the Lake Travis Independent School District pulled the book from its school libraries after the mother’s complaint.
“A district possesses significant discretion to determine the content of its school libraries,” a spokesperson told KXAN.
“A district must, however, exercise its discretion in a manner consistent with the First Amendment.”