Hillsborough County public school students this year will review only excerpts from William Shakespeare’s works, rather than the full text.
The decision from Hillsborough Schools comes as a precaution to protect the district from running afoul of state law limiting classroom materials containing “pornography or obscene depictions of sexual conduct.”
The district offered one of Shakespeare’s most famous works, “Romeo and Juliet,” as an example, noting it is implied in the book that the main characters have premarital sex.
Officials note the book is not banned and will still be available to students, a disclaimer as book bans stir controversy.
– Staff Reports, Florida Politics