Kyle McCleod is an English teacher from Horlick High School, and he is taking a stand against the thousands of books being removed from school libraries across the district. He says the books are being destroyed unnecessarily and the “weeding” of books in these quantities harms district students.
District spokesperson Stacy Tapp told WTMJ 4 News that misinformation might be fueling some of the backlash.
“I think there’s some misinformation out there,” Tapp told the news station. “We’re hoping to meet with folks going forward to see what the biggest concerns are.”
She also said the books can be replaced with librarians leading the efforts.
“Each year we get common school funding. That goes directly to the libraries. The librarians can choose to replace books,” she is quoted as saying.