Pa. Senate passes ‘explicit content’ legislation after heated debate over whether it’s a book ban

BY: - October 24, 2023

Democrats argued the measures are a de facto book ban, and a redundant effort to exclude content by and for marginalized communities.

U.S. House Republicans target ‘explicit’ books in school libraries

BY: - October 19, 2023

Democrats criticized the hearing as leaning into culture war topics to attack public education, and said that those tactics resulted in book bans. Republicans argued that books were not being banned because those that are removed at public schools can be bought elsewhere.

Pa. Senate Education Committee advances bill to let parents review explicit material in schools

BY: - October 19, 2023

Opponents, including the Education Law Center, say the bill amounts to a book ban that would discriminate against marginalized people.

White House to name coordinator to push back against book bans, among new LGBTQ protections

BY: - June 8, 2023

WASHINGTON — As part of the celebration of Pride month, the Biden administration on Thursday announced several new protections for LGBTQ+ youth and families, including the position of a federal coordinator to counter the massive wave of book bans across the country. President Joe Biden was scheduled later Thursday to host a Pride event at the White […]


What book bans and the Hollywood writers strike have in common | Heather MacDonald

BY: - May 23, 2023

If all else fails, I have to imagine it would be easier to replace studio execs with ChatGPT than the writers.


Gay people and people of color aren’t a threat. Education isn’t indoctrination | Opinion

BY: - April 25, 2023

What is the cost of a book ban? Are student’s voices being considered in the fight for curriculum control?

As book bans gain favor, some fear libraries could be at risk

BY: - April 4, 2023

From July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022, 138 school districts in 32 states banned books, according to PEN America.

U.S. House passes GOP bill establishing a federal parental bill of rights

BY: - March 24, 2023

Pa.'s U.S. House delegation split on party lines, with all Democrats voting against and all Republicans voting for the bill.

Meet Moms for Liberty, the group leading LGBTQ book bans in Pa. schools

BY: - February 18, 2023

At least 27 Pa. counties in have active chapters of the group, which was founded in Florida in 2021.

Philly lawmaker aims to clamp down on school book bans | Five for the Weekend

BY: - October 15, 2022

State Rep. Chris Rabb's, D-Philadelphia, bill would establish uniform procedures for school boards to follow before yanking books from the shelves.

State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz, R-Clinton, speaks in support of House Bill 972 during a Senate Education Committee Hearing held at the Pennsylvania Capitol on May 24, 2022 in Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Inside Pa.’s proposed ‘Parental Bill of Rights,’ which critics are calling homophobic

BY: - September 27, 2022

The legislation would place limits on teachings of sexual orientation and gender identity in younger grades.