DeSantis Fires Teacher Who Revealed Florida’s Empty Bookshelves

Florida’s First Coast News validated, in late January, social media reports that teachers in Duval County public schools have been told to remove or cover up books in their classrooms that were not approved by the Florida Department of Education.


n January 27, Florida substitute teacher Brian Covey tweeted a video of empty shelves in a middle school library. This week, weeks after Covey’s video went viral, First Coast News asked Gov. DeSantis about the video. DeSantis responded with a lie: “That was a fake narrative, that was not true,” DeSantis said. “It’s all politically motivated,” he claimed.


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