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(via Joe Thomas) Credit Jonathan Harwell forthis find, which has the ALA up in arms.
Federally mandated school library purchases?So would this leave elected school board members out of the loop if you have a panel deciding what books can be bought? And who picks the panel members? One last question: is this how creationist friendly text books find their way into libraries? The mind races.
I stumbled across this news late, it seems. It sounds like an April Fool's joke, but wait-- it's from May!
"The American Library Association is deeply concerned about H.R. 2295, which would deprive schools of much-needed funding unless the community adopts a federally mandated review panel to judge books purchased for classrooms and school libraries."