Even Dictionaries Aren’t Safe From New Florida Law

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports:

Hundreds of dictionaries earmarked for donation from a Venice Rotary Club sit collecting dust, precluded from being given to Sarasota County students. Even dictionaries aren’t safe from the Sarasota Schools book freeze.

Ahead of the 2022-23 school year, the Sarasota County School District stopped all donations and purchases of books for school libraries while it waits for additional guidance from the Florida Department of Education about how to navigate the effects of new education laws.

The freeze comes as HB 1467 took effect July 1, requiring all reading material in schools to be selected by an employee with a valid education media specialist certificate. The district was still looking to hire three media specialists to vet books as of Friday.

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Ninja0980 • an hour ago • edited

And as always, the right wing Cubans who scream about the horrors of Castro say nothing as someone else does all the same vile shit he did in controlling thoughts, media etc.

Philly Mike 🐸 • an hour ago

This is a smart move Florida is creating it’s own servant case of undereducated minorities to staff the hotels, parks and nursing homes. Florida thinking of the bleak future Floridians deserve!

jimbo65 • an hour ago

Kinda ironic that the old Cubans complain about a dictator named Castro, yet whole heartedly support a wannabe dictator.

Skeptical_Inquirer • an hour ago

So fucking Orwellian. Is he going to demand that Florida be able to block certain websites like China does next?

John • an hour ago

So, Florida kids will have the same level of education as Texans and Mississippians….

Ed Meiller • an hour ago

When will DeSantis try to block TV signals of any mention of things the right find offensive?

Tiger Quinn • an hour ago

How long before they refuse to accept anything unless it deletes references to us

another_steve Longpole • an hour ago

DeSantis would, if he could, make all of his Florida “woke” nightmare national. If he gets into the White House, rest assured his Secretary of Education will institute “Don’t Say Gay” nationwide.

DeSantis is every bit as evil and malevolent as Trump — but with one big difference:

Trump is an illiterate Reality TV buffoon.

DeSantis is articulate and scheming.

M • 43 minutes ago

Can’t afford to have kids looking up the meanings of the words the authoritarians are misusing.

Makoto • 42 minutes ago

requiring all reading material in schools to be selected by an employee with a valid education media specialist certificate. The district was still looking to hire three media specialists to vet books as of Friday.

“Not our fault that your school has no books, there are no Florida Certified Specialists available to check that they’re okay! Because we haven’t hired them. But surely you can see that really this is all Biden’s fault, because CRT and BLM and wokeness are obviously the real problem here.” Does that about sum it up?

Longpole • an hour ago

So if he become president, is going to screen the internet for things he does not like?
Does anybody read books anymore, since most are on the internet?

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