Frisco ISD board votes to remove books from libraries for the first time following state lawmaker’s requests

by Matt Howerton

FRISCO, Texas — Board members for the Frisco Independent School District voted to permanently remove five titles from district shelves Wednesday evening after a state Republican lawmaker challenged 28 books to be reviewed within the district weeks ago.

It was the first time the board had voted to remove titles from district shelves permanently.

State Rep. Jared Patterson of the 106th District appealed to the board to review the titles after they had been vetted and deemed appropriate by parents, staff and administrators. 

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Texas Education Conference to Feature Drag Queen Story Hour President

SXSW EDU’s program includes three drag queens explaining the “Fight for Queer Herstories.”

by Katy Drollinger

As venues across the state continue exposing children to drag shows, one education conference aimed at Texas teachers is featuring three board members of Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) as speakers.

Every year, the South by Southwest festival sponsors SXSW EDU, a conference held in Austin for teachers and other educators that advertises “learning and discovery for all education stakeholders.” The four-day event features programming based on 11 different themes in education, including Global InitiativesAccessibility and Inclusion, and Policy and Civic Engagement.

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North Texans Rally Against Obscene Books in Schools

Parents say McKinney ISD and other districts need to keep sexually explicit material away from school kids.

Dozens of North Texas parents rallied in McKinney on Saturday to bring attention to what they call pornography being ignored in Texas schools, and to make local residents aware it’s happening in McKinney Independent School District.

“Sadly, many still do not know,” McKinney resident Kyle Sims told Texas Scorecard. “The school board has acted very defiant and seems to not believe this is an issue.”