District to approve nontextbooks assigned by teachers

An Ohio school district has approved a plan to rate and approve all nontextbooks assigned or recommended to students by teachers. The policy was suggested after some parents objected to adult or sexual content in books assigned by teachers. A staff committee will rate books, with principals having final say on possibly controversial books. Although the school board president said books will be vetted based on "educational merit," some parents and teachers criticized the policy, objecting to it as censorship.

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