Education

U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Hear Case of Removal of Cuba Book

By Mary Ann Zehr — November 17, 2009 1 min read

Over at School Law, Mark Walsh reports that the U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear appeals about the removal of a book from school library shelves in Miami-Dade County, Fla.

The school board’s decision to remove the book was struck down by a federal court, but a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, in Atlanta, ruled that the school board didn’t violate the First Amendment by removing the book.

Mark writes that a father in the Miami-Dade County, Fla., school district protested that his daughter’s elementary school had the book. He contended the book ignored the realities of the Communist regime under leader Fidel Castro.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Curriculum Matters blog.