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🧵Educational gag orders don't just lead to sanitized lesson plans for #teachers—they rob #students of opportunities to learn from a wide range of views and life experiences.
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Keller ISD previously made its book review committees anonymous, deliberations behind closed doors. Now the board insists last year's committee decisions be invalidated, and that committees deliberate publicly. Sure looks like an effort to intimidate. https://www.fox4news.com/news/keller-isd-to-remove-controversial-books-including-the-bible-from-library-shelves-for-review