A Florida teacher has been fired after a video he filmed of empty school library shelves went viral amid outrage over Gov Ron DeSantis’ alleged efforts to ban books.
Brian Covey, a parent and substitute teacher at Mandarin Middle School, filmed the video in a bid to show the consequences of Florida’s new “curriculum transparency law”.
“Actually that video, that was a fake narrative,” the governor said in reference to Mr Covey’s video.
Duval County Public Schools addressed Mr Covey’s termination in a statement to First Coast News on Wednesday.
It confirmed that ESS, the organisation which contracts with the district to hire substitute teachers, had “parted ways” with Mr Covey.
The vetting was ordered by the district in response to a “curriculum transparency” law passed by Mr DeSantis last year.
Books that were removed from school libraries to be vetted by librarians in order to comply with Florida censorship laws. »