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Part II. The Quiet Culling of Children’s Classics: Are Public School Librarians the Real “Book Banners”?

Asking questions, listening to my kids, and trusting my instincts: this was how I discovered what was going on in libraries. In 2017 my children were coming home with very poor quality literature. They could read one of these “books” … Continue reading

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The Quiet Culling of Children’s Classics: Are Public School Librarians the Real “Book Banners”?

Critics call them “Book Banners”, “Book Burners”, even “Fascists”, but parents simply do not want anyone exposing children to graphic, obscene, and profane material behind their backs. This disingenuous name-calling obscures the truth: too many school librarians have ALREADY “banned … Continue reading

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The ALA’s Dedication to Transforming Public School Libraries

Let’s take a peek into the American Library Association (ALA) and a few of its’ divisions that appear to be executing an end run around parents and restrictions intended to comply with laws protecting children from CRT, obscene, and age-inappropriate … Continue reading

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Cameras in Florida Classrooms: 30 Points Leading to NO

What is the effect of training kids to submit to surveillance all day? China does it—and then uses the surveillance to social credit score citizens and limit freedom. What is the psychological impact on kids from cameras in classrooms? Will … Continue reading

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School Mandates: A Violation of Student Privacy and Human Rights?

The public comments below were delivered at the Hillsborough County School Board Meeting on December 14, 2021: Privacy is a human right and essential to our freedom. Maybe you keep your curtains open at night, install spyware like Ring and … Continue reading

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Surveillance and EdTech Tyranny

The public comments below were delivered at the Hillsborough County School Board Meeting on November 16, 2021: Privacy is a human right and essential to freedom.  Today you propose a $2.5M contract for a Camera and Access Control system.  These … Continue reading

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Hillsborough Schools Blocks Girls’ Shot at Basketball

The public comments below were delivered at the Hillsborough County School Board Meeting on November 2, 2021: Privacy is a human right and essential to freedom. BigTech snoops in your personal matters in ways you are unaware. But you are … Continue reading

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A War on Parents and a Waste of Taxpayer Dollars: Social Emotional Learning

Hillsborough County School Board (ahem: IMO law breakers!) recently approved spending $362,500 annually on Panorama Social Emotional Learning (SEL) surveys.  It was not spent on reading, writing, or arithmetic; it was spent on a contract with Panorama Education for SURVEYS … Continue reading

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A Florida Controversy over Intelligence-Led Policing or is it Childhood Social Credit Scoring?

One Florida county has created its own version of Chinese Social Credit Scoring—a rating system for American children.  Florida government agencies collect data on children such as abuse histories, intelligence, grades, GPA, health information, attendance records, etc.  Then a local … Continue reading

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FortifyFL: Florida’s Misguided Communist-Style Student Reporting Tool

In 2018 Florida passed legislation requiring the rollout of a reporting app called FortifyFL that promotes communist-style snitching on your neighbor, but in this case on Florida’s students. Continue reading

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