Members of the Racine Education Association are calling on the Racine Unified School District to stop “weeding” school library books out of school libraries by the “tens of thousands,” including the Bible, Koran, and The Iliad & The Odyssey of Homer.
School administrators are meeting with members of the union discuss the issue.
“I believe the REA and RUSD will be able to come to some agreement on Monday,” Eick said.
The Racine Unified School District is purging “tens of thousands of books” copyrighted prior to the year 2000, according to a statement by the REA. But Racine Unified School District spokesperson Stacy Tapp said the district works with school staff members each summer to refresh the libraries.
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