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Florida will now allow any resident to challenge public school reading lists

Florida lawmakers have given every resident the right to formally challenge the use of specific books in the state's public schools. The new law compels administrators to hold a public forum on any book that any challenger claims is "not suited to student needs." Critics say this vague standard could be used to intimidate teachers and to ban classic novels and textbooks about climate change, evolution, and history.