Back to School During the War on Knowledge

What’s it like to be a Tennessee teacher during what can best be described as a “War on Knowledge” being waged by Gov. Bill Lee and the General Assembly?

Well, one teacher shares her story – with thanks to The Tennessee Holler for sharing it.

https://twitter.com/TheTNHoller/status/1558858550214115328?s=20&t=zl6zmL5CHpFNnoyoeOm5wQ

Policy decisions have practical consequences. Maybe Gov. Lee or House Education Committee Chair Mark White would like to go to TN classrooms and start cataloguing the books?

Or maybe they could just repeal ridiculous laws like this one?

Unfortunately, instead, they’ll just keep pushing relentlessly toward full-on privatization of our public schools.

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Lock Them Up?!

Will Tennessee librarians face criminal liability?

In May, I wrote about legislative attempts to criminalize school librarians if so-called “objectionable” books were found in the stacks of their libraries.

Apparently, the incoming District Attorney in Chattanooga is willing to consider criminal liability along these lines as she indicates in the video below.

https://twitter.com/TheTNHoller/status/1557428224426123265?s=20&t=eLmbicmAoymaGgA6Nucd3w

Also, she mentions she’s besties with Moms for Liberty.

Will Moms for Liberty be giving Wamp and the Sheriff a list of books which, if present, should result in prosecution?

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BANNED: TN School District Seeks to Silence the Truth

The Tennessee Holler reports that the McMinn County School Board voted to ban the Pulitzer-winning graphic novel “Maus.” Here’s more from the Holler’s Twitter feed and from related tweets:

https://twitter.com/TheTNHoller/status/1486555986001375235?s=20

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