On Tuesday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sought to eliminate confusion for the media and teachers on what can or cannot be taught in Florida schools when the bells ring in mid-August.
The Republican governor has championed a law to return academic instruction to the basics amid the Leftist push for liberal social moorings on children. The 43-year-old said it boiled down to the three Rs. The governor claimed that Florida school officials are “plagued by confusion and uncertainty about what a raft of new laws.” DeSantis said they needn’t be.
The governor’s tweet made it plain. Florida will educate, not indoctrinate, students.
As students head back to their classrooms this fall, I'm happy to clear up any "confusion" the media may have about appropriate curriculum:
✅ Math, Reading, Writing
❌ CRT, Sexualized Content, Transgender Ideology
Florida schools will educate children, not indoctrinate them.
— Ron DeSantis (@RonDeSantisFL) August 3, 2022
In April, DeSantis signed House Bill 7, which stated that Florida education would not include “indoctrinating students with CRT principles such as”:
Members of one race, color, national origin, or sex are morally superior. A person, by virtue of his or her race, color, national origin, or sex is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive. A person’s moral character or status as either or oppressed is necessarily determined by his or her race, color, national origin, or sex. Such virtues as merit, excellence, hard work, fairness, neutrality, objectivity, and racial colorblindness are racist or sexist.
DeSantis emphasized that no one should be instructed to “feel they are not equal or shamed because of their race.” But, he continued, “In Florida, we will not let the far-left woke agenda take over our schools and workplaces. There is no place for indoctrination or discrimination in Florida.”
In March, the Florida Parental Rights in Education law raised controversy and heated debate as the LGBTQ+ community and Disney lashed out at DeSantis. The gay/lesbian/transgender communities jumped on the bandwagon, dubbing the bill the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. DeSantis explained, “This bill is about providing protections so that they know they can send their young kids to school without them being sexualized, without a school telling a young girl, for example, that she may really be a boy,” DeSantis said. “And if schools are trying to do things that impact the health and well-being of the kids and they’re undertaking certain services, that parents have a right to know that and provide consent for it. So, this is a real bill that empowers parents, it protects our kids.”
DeSantis warned Disney and other corporations not to bring their woke-leftist ideologies to Tallahassee while he’s in the governor’s mansion.
“For them to say that they as a California-based company are going to work to take those California values and overturn a law that was duly enacted and … supported by a strong majority of Floridians, they don’t run this state,” he said. “They will never run this state as long as I’m governor.”
Florida stands with parents to protect children. Exposing children to inappropriate sexualized content is wrong and the state will hold accountable those establishments that transgress this clear boundary. pic.twitter.com/HfmJOvdaPT
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) July 27, 2022