MI School District Removes Some Sexualized Content After Parent Uprising

STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT - AUGUST 31: Bookshelves of library books stand reflected in the media center of the Newfield Elementary School on August 31, 2020 in Stamford, Connecticut. The school library, like many around the U.S., will be largely closed to students due to the coronavirus pandemic. Stamford Public Schools is opening the fall semester using a hybrid model, although many families have chosen the distance-learning option.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • After several heated Dearborn School Board meetings, public officials from Dearborn have announced that some books will be removed from shelves. 
  • The October school board meeting yielded nearly a thousand protesters both for and against particular books in schools, with some citing that the books were too sexually explicit for school.
  • That meeting drew national attention because the protesters were largely Muslim-American parents who objected to sexualized content being forced on their children.

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