Some Florida parents and teachers are fighting to get a finance book written by radio host and money expert Dave Ramsey removed from classrooms, raising concerns about its references to the Bible and other objections, NPR reported.
Pasco County School District received nearly 60 letters from community members demanding the removal of Ramsey’s “Foundations in Personal Finance.”
This year, the Florida Department of Education approved the book as part of a new financial literacy requirement for incoming high school freshmen.
The movement to remove the title from classrooms is being led by Florida Freedom to Read Project, an organization working to prevent conservatives’ “book banning effort” and “censorship attempts.”
“Our vision is to bring together parent-led groups from across the state of Florida and unite our voices to protect every student’s right to access information and ideas,” the nonprofit’s website states. “We want to support our public school districts with fulfilling their duty under the law to keep every decision student-centered, especially as they face the ‘Parents’ Rights’ movement.” (Read more from “Some Parents Fight to Remove Dave Ramsey’s Finance Book From Classrooms Over Bible References, Other Objections” HERE)
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