(TotalConservative.com) – parents’ rights group won over $100K in legal fees and the right to speak out at school board meetings when they settled their lawsuit on January 31st. The Forsyth County School District agreed to pay the attorney’s fees and pledged to allow concerned parents to speak at school board meetings, including the use of reading materials available at the school’s library.

Mama Bears is the group that brought the suit after one of their members, Alison Hair, read from the book “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” by Jonathan Safran Foer, which contained graphic descriptions of adult behaviors. She was interrupted by the board and prevented from reading further and so she returned the following month and tried again. That resulted in the board banning her from meetings unless she agreed to comply with their public participation policy.

The Institute for Free Speech helped Hair and Mama Bears file the suit in federal court for violating her First Amendment rights. Back in November 2022, the judge ruled their policy unconstitutional as well as the attempt to ban Hair from speaking at their public meetings.

The FCS School Board voted to form a new policy that doesn’t violate the first amendment. It removed language requiring respectful conduct and preventing speakers from addressing individual board members by name. The lawsuit is one example of parents fighting back against ridiculous literature in our public schools and even more ridiculous censorship of complaints regarding said literature.

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