On October 29, 2022; updated October 30, 2022, Thomas Kenny, Citizen Reporter for Indian River News, wrote “In an August 4th email obtained by Indian River News, from Indian River County Education Association (IRCEA) President, Jennifer Freeland, to the union membership, Freeland directed teachers, ‘IRCEA is recommending that teachers NOT fill out or submit any forms regarding classroom libraries. We also recommend that teachers do NOT allow students access to classroom libraries at this time.’ The emboldened emphasis was made by Freeland.”
Have you seen the forms referred to regarding classroom libraries? Not only do they consume a teacher’s precious time, essentially having to read every book, but what if they answer a question wrong?
So, what happens when a teacher selects “unsure” on one of the questions and some parental committee decides it is actually yes. There is risk for the teachers in completing the forms. Everything is under such scrutiny by the parental committees.
The form asks for an answer to: “I have reviewed all materials in my classroom library using the library Classroom Checklist.”
Think of the loss of a teacher’s time, when she/he should have full focus on their students. Does he/she have to come in early or on a weekend to fill out the forms.
This all began with Mom’s for Liberty. It is an overreaction by Mom’s over Critical Race Theory and having explicit pornography in classroom library books. Not to mention any LGBTQ+ material.
IRCEA is recommending that teachers NOT fill out or submit any forms regarding classroom libraries.
12 thoughts on “Classroom Library Forms. Indian River County, FL.”
Absolutely incorrect blog yet again. HB 1467 requires teachers’ classroom libraries to be monitored for statutes and laws to be followed by state statutes 847.011, 847.012, 1006.24 and more. Books must be free of pornography and age appropriate. This LAW was passed by the House, Senate and signed by the Governor. If you don’t like the LAW then go to your legislative branches to change it. Moms for Liberty (you misspelled it again btw) and any taxpayer can challenge material. Critical Race Theory is illegal to have in K-12 schools! Pornography and sexually explicit content is illegal in K-12 schools! Moms for Liberty hasn’t challenged one book simply because it’s LGBTQIA+ material unless it didn’t follow the laws and statutes above. If anyone wants the FACTS of this information here’s the accurate article to refer to:
Jennifer…. Get a Life…you are not “in charge” of what I, as a parent; nor a Public School teacher should or should not teach…go Home School your ideas & kids. Public Education is “free & open to ALL & ALL IDEAS & Books. If it bothers you, indoctrinate your own kids.
People like you are the exact reason we need these laws and statutes to protect children in public schools. Parents can get these books from the adult section of the public library any day absolutely. But graphic rape, incest, pedophilia, bestiality, anal or oral sex, hetero or homosexual sex in graphic detail for minors is against state statutes and laws to have in school for minor children. Sorry you don’t know the laws and statutes that protect children from this. I’ll pray for you.
You are serious?! What a joke… I wouldn’t let you near my dog; they are far happier than you. Keep your opinions in your own home & if you are afraid of smart thought; get a real education…
Your hateful and uneducated comments will not keep me from following the laws and statutes that protect children from people like you. Again I’ll pray for you. Bless your heart.
Or this article as well for accurate information:
Thomas Kinny still has a campaign sign on 45th. Isn’t the election over?
Who’s Thomas Kinny? I know a Thomas Kenny. If he has a sign that someone may have put out that supported him and hasn’t been picked up you could surely reach out to him and let him know rather than blogging about it. That won’t get the sign picked up.
Are you suggesting that teachers who created their own libraries in their classroom do not know what is in them at all? Lol.
You are claiming they are educating children from an absolute position of ignorance.
Is this reporting how you teach young kids with taxpayer dollars?
He has no clue what he’s saying because 99.9 percent of the time his false, hateful narrative is inaccurate. Just like parents know what’s in their home for their children, teachers and educators are held to that same standard! All this form and policy does is allow the district to know what books that teachers in their classrooms have in the hands of children. Accountability to minor children.
We would respectfully suggest you not use the words “rape, incest, pedophilia, bestiality, anal or oral sex, hetero or homosexual sex in graphic detail for minors is against state statutes and laws to have in school for minor children” in your repertoire. What this does is expose children to these words for further investigation.
Wow. Suggesting the banning of words in an evidence mission to uncover pornography being distributed to minors.
And you teach journalism?