We are revisiting the public school culture wars – this time, from the perspective of students. What have we learned from the kids who are fighting against book bans? How has the war over books sparked a backlash to the so-called parents’ rights movement?
We call up two busy teen activists – Da’Taeveyon Daniels in Texas and Eliza Lane in Florida – to find out. And CNN correspondent Elle Reeve (https://www.cnn.com/profiles/elle-reeve-profile), who covers how extremism percolates into everyday life, puts the board room debates (https://www.cnn.com/2023/10/06/us/florida-banned-books/index.html) over what kids should and shouldn’t read into a national context.
To hear from the perspective of two concerned parents, check out our very first episode “Meet The Parents Taking Over School Boards,” (https://www.cnn.com/audio/podcasts/the-assignment/episodes/b590d874-12bb-4b45-bfae-af4d01024b0f)which we released one year ago today.
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