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The school board bows their heads in prayer during a hearing for the banning of 'Stamped' on August 10, 2023, in Wilmington, North Carolina. Photo by Allison Joyce
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Not long after Katie Gates, a parent of a former Ashley High School student, won her appeal to have the book Stamped effectively removed from the district’s high school curriculum, she put in a public records request asking for more information on the district’s teachers. At the same time, the Board of Education is moving forward with a policy to put additional scrutiny on what materials teachers use and what they say in the classroom.
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