Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) vowed to fight the Biden Administrations’ plans to marry school lunch programs with policies aligning with radical transgender ideology.
The governor declared he was making sure Florida was prepared to go on the offensive should the administration strip public schools of their lunch programs over Florida’s stance on gender and sexual identity taught to kindergarten to third grade.
“In Florida, we are fighting against Biden’s intentionally destructive policies like denying school lunches for states that refuse to implement woke gender ideology in the schools,” DeSantis tweeted on Sunday.
In Florida, we are fighting against Biden’s intentionally destructive policies like denying school lunches for states that refuse to implement woke gender ideology in the schools. pic.twitter.com/YXpTky75Jn
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) June 5, 2022
During a press conference in The Villages Thursday, DeSantis signed the 2022-2023 “Freedom First” budget and remarked on how Florida’s lack of COVID-related restrictions benefited education. As a result, Florida did not witness the huge learning losses other states experienced during the last two years. “Florida has seen no widening of achievement gaps: rich, poor, white, black because we had kids in school….you can’t put a price tag on that,” the governor said.
He emphasized, “We believe when parents send their kids to school, it’s for education, not indoctrination.”
DeSantis concluded his remarks with the promise that Florida stood ready for whatever Biden’s administration came up with next.
“We’re prepared for what Biden throws our way,” DeSantis said. “And, you know, yes, part of it’s the inflation and the gas — part of it are intentionally destructive policies like trying to deny school lunch programs for states that don’t do transgender ideology in the schools, I mean, give me a break!”
“Totally off his rocker to be doing that,” DeSantis continued. “We’re fighting on that, don’t worry. So, we’re just prepared to be able to defend the taxpayers and the hard-working people in the state of Florida, and I couldn’t be prouder for doing that.”