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Florida parents may get a bigger say over school textbooks

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Florida could make it easier for parents and residents to challenge school textbooks and school library books under a bill passed by the state Legislature. The Senate on Friday narrowly approved the measure by a 19-17 vote. It now heads to the desk of Gov. Rick Scott. The legislation (HB 989) would allow parents and residents to review instructional materials and then challenge them as inappropriate before a hearing officer. Critics of the bill contend that it could lead to…

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