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Shakespeare and penguin book get caught in Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ laws

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By MIKE SCHNEIDER
Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Students in a Florida school district will be reading only excerpts from William Shakespeare’s plays for class rather than the full texts under redesigned curriculum guides that were developed, in part, to take into consideration a state law that restricts classroom materials with sexual content. Hillsborough County Public Schools says other reasons for the changes to curriculum guides include revised state standards and an effort to get students to read a wide variety of books for new state exams. The decision is the latest fallout from the laws. In Lake County, the school district reversed a decision to restrict access to a book about a male penguin couple.

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