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Texas lawmakers’ attempts to ban school library books deemed inappropriate for kids spur confusion — and concerns

The authors of bills in both legislative chambers say their bills’ aim is simple: keeping sexually explicit content off school bookshelves. But opponents say the legislation is vague and broad enough to wreak havoc.

The library at Blanco Vista Elementary in San Marcos on Nov. 4, 2021.

Rating books’ content 

The Senate’s approach

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Politics Public education State government Angela Paxton James Talarico Jared Patterson