This past Tuesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis took a step forward to issue a comment to get rid of any confusion that educators or the media could have about what can and cannot be taught in Florida classrooms when bells ring the fall.
DeSantis, who is known to have championed a law seeking to go back to academic basics amid the Left's increasingly heavy emphasis on trying to impose heavy liberal social mores onto kids, stated that it is easily summed up with the three Rs. The social media response in the form of the governor's tweet followed in the wake of an article Washington Post made the claim that Florida school officials are "plagued by confusion and uncertainty about what a raft of new laws." DeSantis explained that this should not be.
"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," stated the social media post from the governor.
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
Back in April, DeSantis officially signed House Bill 7 which, as expressed to an explainer of the bill, states that Florida education would not take part in "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.
"No one should be instructed to feel as if they are not equal or shamed because of their race," explained DeSantis. "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."
This past March, DeSantis called out Disney in the wake of their opposition of the Florida Parental Rights in Education law.
"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," stated DeSantis. "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 stated that the entertainment giant should not bring the 'sensibilities' from California to the state of Florida while he is in Tallahassee.
"For them to say that them 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 stated. "They will never run this state as long as I’m governor."