The National Coalition Against Censorship has written to urge the Iowa Department of Education to issue guidance regarding Senate File 496, which restricts instruction on gender identity and sexual orientation, and removes school library books with sexual content. We are concerned that the vague law is creating confusion in Iowa school districts and will harm students because it encourages schools to err on the side of caution and unnecessarily remove books that are valuable to students.

Read NCAC’s full letter to the Iowa Department of Education School District here:

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