09 Apr In-the-News Update [Issue: Education]
As the fight continues for parental rights in the education system, the state of Tennessee is putting forth a bill that would hold accountable schools that are placing obscene materials in their libraries. Part of the issue is that there are varying opinions on what constitutes obscene or sexually explicit materials. Senate Bill 1944 hopes to clarify what materials are and are not allowed in state-funded schools, based on their content. If the bill passes, it would help school districts define what constitutes pornographic or sexually explicit content. It will also place an enforcement mechanism within the Department of Education to keep schools and their boards accountable for the material allowed in their classrooms and libraries.