DeSantis signs law aimed at curbing abuse of book challenges in schools

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) signed into law an education bill that restricts the ability for some to challenge books in school districts, after alleged abuse by activists.

DeSantis signed into law HB 1285 on Tuesday, which includes education provisions that will help struggling schools convert to charter schools, and a rule that limits book challenges for people who do not have children in the school system. The Florida governor said in a statement the law helps build on the state’s education agenda.

“By focusing on core academic subjects and rejecting indoctrination in the classroom, we have become a standard-bearer for educational excellence,” DeSantis said in a statement on Tuesday. “The legislation I signed today continues to build on Florida’s previous accomplishments.”

The law will not restrict how many books a parent with a student in the school district
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