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Chicago school’s massive book disposal raises questions

School libraries toss books for many reasons. Non-fiction books can especially contain outdated information that may confuse students, some books are no longer considered relevant or supportive of the curriculum being used in the classroom and others are now considered offensive. In many cases, schools simply have to let go of the old in order to make room for the new. However, experts recommend that care be taken when library conduct such a weeding process.

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