- by theguardian
- 02 Feb 2023
If a teacher is found in violation of these guidelines, they could face felony charges.
The new guidelines for the Florida law, known as HB 1467, outline the books be free of pornographic material, suited to student needs and their ability to comprehend the material, and appropriate for the grade level and age group.
With only a few or even one media specialist present in each school, the process to vet books is lengthy.
DeSantis has emerged as a legitimate rival to Donald Trump in the Republican party. The former US president has already declared his 2024 candidacy for another White House run, while DeSantis is widely expected to do so later this year.
Teachers have condemned the new guidelines.
Some teachers are even covering up their library books with paper.