This Bucks County Dad Took His Child’s School District to Court to Uncover a Secret Book Banning Scheme

Darren Laustsen speaks about his legal battle with Pennridge School District after its far-right Moms for Liberty school board started banning books under the false pretense of weeding out old, obsolete titles – many of which just happened to be M4L targeted books.

Darren Laustsen has lived in Bucks County for over 35 years. He became involved in local politics after witnessing right-wing extremism consume his daughters’ school district. Darren is an outspoken voice in support of public education and against Moms For Liberty. He testified in Harrisburg in support of anti-book banning legislation and took the Pennridge School District to court uncovering a secret book banning operation initiated by school board members. Darren spoke to me about his activism in defense of public education and students’ freedom to read in Pennridge.

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Cyril Mychalejko is the Editor-in-Chief of the Bucks County Beacon. Read his columns on Sundays and follow him on Twitter.

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