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News Outlets Falsely Claim Biden Inauguration Poem Banned From Florida School

Multiple news outlets falsely reported that a poem read at President Joe Biden’s inauguration was banned from a school in Florida.
The Associated Press, the Guardian, and USA Today were among the outlets making the false claims.
“Amanda Gorman’s poem for Biden’s inauguration banned by Florida school,” the Associated Press reported. “Amanda Gorman ‘gutted’ after Florida school bans Biden inauguration poem,” the Guardian reported. “Florida school bans Amanda Gorman poem,” MSNBC reported. USA Today said the book was banned and that the school had “block[ed] younger students” from reading it.
Gorman’s “The Hill We Climb,” which gained notoriety after being read at Biden’s 2021 inauguration, was subject to a parent complaint in the Miami-Dade School District, according to documents received and published by the Florida Freedom to Read Project. The parent, Daily Salinas, said that the poem “is not educational and have [sic] indirectly hate messages” and expressed concern it would “cause confusion and indoctrinate students.”…

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