opinion | Protecting books from overcrowding

in 16 years On the Fairfax County School Board, I’ve seen my share of challenges with school library books — and not once did I vote to remove a book from a school library. Objecting parents always make their points in the most interesting passages, which are often taken out of context, claiming that they want to protect children from inappropriate material. But what they really want is to prevent other people’s children from reading books they deem objectionable. If they want to protect their children, just tell them not to review books they deem objectionable. Other parents are perfectly capable of doing the same. After all, library books do not jump off the shelves and read themselves to children.

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