Radical California Democrats struck back at parents attempting to shield their children from inappropriate and harmful materials in public schools. Lawmakers passed a bill prohibiting school boards from keeping adult-themed content from kids.
Assembly Bill 1078 prevents administrators from “refusing to approve or prohibiting the use of any textbook, instructional material or other curriculum or any book or other resource in a school library.”
This is a direct and powerful slap in the face to parents who want to protect their innocent children from indecent content pushed by leftists.
Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, of course, celebrated the bill’s passage. Posting on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, he called California “the true freedom state: a place where families — not political fanatics — have the freedom to decide what’s right for them.”
He had the nerve to tout such policies as part of the state’s “Family Agenda.”
Another Democrat, Assemblymember Corey Jackson, boasted of ending “book banning.” The bill’s author said that school materials will now “accurately represent the rich cultural and racial diversity of our society.”
Yet another leftist Democrat, state Sen. Dave Min, blasted efforts by parents to protect their children. He claimed their efforts are “under this guise of obscenity or protecting our children.”
AB 1078 marked a victory for teachers unions and those who want to strip control away from local school boards. Now these entities will be required to get state approval before removing books or materials from classrooms or libraries.
Even in California, concerned parents are pushing back against efforts to instill Critical Race Theory and radical gender ideology into classrooms.
Outvoted Republicans blasted the state’s latest lurch leftward. Assemblyman Devon Mathis told the Los Angeles Times that the bill “is government blackmail to our locals.”
State Sen. Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh accused Democrats of ignoring the key issue — age appropriate materials. She said the argument has nothing to do with diversity and everything to do with parents not wanting their children exposed to adult materials they are not ready for.
Instead of listening to parental concerns, California Democrats are demonizing those who should be in control of what their children are taught. It is glaringly apparent, however, that control is now in the hands of state radicals unconcerned with protecting the most vulnerable.