On Friday (May 19), the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights publicly released its findings in a letter concluding an investigation into Forsyth County Schools. In 2022, the Georgia district made the decision to remove almost a dozen books in response to parent complaints—and these books featured Black and LGBTQ characters. The federal government believes the removal of these books may have led to a “hostile environment” and could have violated students’ civil rights. The district has agreed to provide “supportive measures” to students who were affected by the book removals.
Source: Georgia School District Book Removal Violated Civil Rights