The End Rationalism

Submitted by ub on Tue, 09/20/2022 - 20:11

The following paragraphs gleaned from recent articles offer what’s happening in Florida with similar bills passed in other states.

Personally, I think we’ve devolved into an “anti-intellectual” period of thought similar to the one when Savonarola (Florence, 1452-1498) organized his bonfires of the vanities:

“Gov. Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 1467, which requires school districts to give parents a say in selecting instructional materials, including library books and textbooks.

DeSantis said this legislation allows parents to decide what curriculum and reading materials are appropriate for their children….

The bill's signing comes in the wake of parents calling for a ban on certain books from school libraries award-winning literary works like ‘The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini and ‘The Bluest Eye’ by the late author Toni Morrison, the first Black woman to win the Nobel Prize in literature.”

“… HB 1467 bill could lead to a challenge on books that tell the stories of racial minorities, Holocaust survivors, and those who are LGBTQ, and would give the Florida Department of Education the right to essentially censor materials it deems "inappropriate."

By: The Professor