Into the Mix Podcast — Libraries Off-limits: Examining Florida’s book bans

In this episode of the Into the Mix podcast, host and writer Ashley C. Ford examines ongoing book bans in Florida and governor Ron DeSantis’ attempts to silence marginalized voices in Florida classrooms. Ford talks to Andrea Phillips, an elementary school teacher, and Jesse Hagopian, Rethinking Schools editor and Zinn Education Project staff member. “This debate really isn’t about obscenity at all,” Hagopian said. “Education is such a powerful force and it can help young people understand themselves and that can help them transform society, or it can be used to create conformity and impose authority and train young people to believe that they should accept the current inequalities.”