Parents and teachers from Florida and Pennsylvania said they stand opposed to DeSantis’ politics, namely his tailoring of Florida’s school curriculum and book bans.
“These children will be our future and if they don’t know the true history and they are oppressed and are marginalized, what will be the future of our country?” said Ariel Franchak, a Pennsylvania teacher.
“Our students have made clear throughout our state that they want access to books,” added Amanda Pauley of activist group Red Wine & Blue. “They want to see themselves in books. Representation matters. Every child deserves to be represented and every child deserves to have access to representation in their school libraries.”
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