Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' Laws Impact Shakespeare and Children's Literature

Hillsborough's Curricular Adaptation in Line with Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' Mandate.

Wilbur Greene
Aug 9, 2023
3 min read
Photo by Melissa Mullin 

In a recent development in Florida's education system, students in the Hillsborough County Public Schools will be exposed only to excerpts from William Shakespeare's plays, rather than the complete texts. This decision has been influenced by the state's controversial 'Don't Say Gay' laws, which prohibit classroom discussions about sexual orientation or gender identity. The redesigned curriculum aims to align with these laws, as well as with revised state standards and the objective of preparing students for new state exams.

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