After a concerned parent tried to read a book into the record of a school board meeting — a book available to students in the districts’ libraries and filled with shocking and graphic sexual information — school board officials muted the microphone, according to the Daily Caller..
The parent, who said he was the Florida chapter president of No Left Turn in Education, attempted to read “samples” of three books that he claimed that a district employee was paid to review and input pornographic books into the school libraries.
The parent tried to read a book called Lucky that contains the description of a brutal rape and beating of the author of the book, who was 18 at the time. The book is available at two Florida high school libraries, he said.
The vile content of the book was apparently too much for the school board to handle. They muted the microphone that the parent was using and told him to stop speaking immediately, after he warned to cover children’s ears if there were any in the room.
“Turn off his microphone, please. I told you, I’m stopping you,” the school board member said.
“The reason I’m stopping you is that these meetings are — if you’ll hush your mouth for a minute, and listen, instead of just talking, you may learn something.”
The school board told the parent that he would get his speaking time back only if he agreed to the board’s censorship.
“You’ll get it back. But, you’ll get it back to talk about something besides reading pornography into a public television set,” the school board member said.
Florida law contradicted the leftist narrative.
“[Under the state’s curriculum transparency law, parents] have the right to inspect materials in their kid’s school and file challenges to anything that they find inappropriate,” Christina Pushaw, the spokeswoman for Gov. DeSantis, said.
“Any content that is too explicit to be read to a room full of adults at a school board meeting is also inappropriate for children.”