Arizona’s GOP lawmakers want to ban books, but don’t know which ones

The Republicans who control the Arizona Legislature would like to ban some books.

It’s just that, in order to determine which books you want to ban, it’s helpful to have read a few books.

You should be able to name the titles in question. You should be able to explain why it is they should not be allowed in school libraries or in classrooms, and what they contain that would have a deleterious effect on students.

Unless you have no idea how to do that.

Unless, you actually don’t care about that.

at all

Don’t judge a bill by its cover

Unless, you simply want to pass a law that makes it look like you are protecting parents from evil influencers in public education.

By which you mean (without saying so) … teachers.

That, in essence, is all you need to know about House Bill 2495, a Republican-driven bill approved along a party-line vote in the House and now in the Senate.

It is not a protect-the-children bill.

It is an anti-education bill. An anti-teacher bill.

It’s part of the Arizona Republican Party’s ongoing war on the public schools that the vast majority of the state’s children attend.

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