Downers Grove School District 99: ‘Gender Queer’ book’s intent is not to be pornographic

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Books sit on shelves at the library of the MHS, Meo High School private college is pictured in Paris on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. It was secular and co-educational but allowed female Muslim students to wear headscarves in class, forbidden in public schools, and to pray during breaks. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Downers Grove School District 99 Superintendent Hank Thiele joins John Williams to explain why parents are clashing over a book that remains on the shelf in school libraries. But he also explains why he doesn’t feel inclined to pull the book.

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