Tennessee House Bill Would Pave the Way for Transparency in School Library Books and Textbooks

A bill proposed by the Speaker of the Tennessee House would increase transparency into the library books and textbooks children are using in schools.

“Until today, no one has taken responsibility as to how library books have previously reached school libraries in the state,” House Speaker Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville) told The Tennessee Star Tuesday. “The Tennessee Association of School Librarians has since indicated librarians have been in charge of the process all along. This bill will establish a statewide process that includes both [Local Education Associations] and the Textbook Commission in the process for a uniform, approved list of school library books.”

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