During recent remarks on his education policies, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis doubled (tripled? quadrupled?) down on keeping critical race theory and gender ideology out of the Sunshine State.
“Obviously in the classroom we’ve battled a lot of ideologies. What I’ve said is the state of Florida is the place where woke goes to die. We are not going to let this state descend into some type of woke dumpster fire. We’re going to be following common sense, we’re going to be following facts,” DeSantis said.
“I think these schools of education and the specific way they go about, I don’t think is the right way to do it. I don’t think these schools have proven to be effective. I think what you do is you get people that have proficiency in core academic disciplines, then you have them go in. But trying to teach them at certain schools of education, I think that’s been overtaken by ideology. I think that’s a turn-off for a lot of people,” the governor continued.
Back in March, DeSantis signed HB 1557, also known as The Parental Rights in Education Bill or, the incorrectly misnomered “Don’s Say Gay Bill.”
“Our mantra has been, in our schools, to educate kids, not indoctrinate kids. What we’re doing is saying that teaching is not about learning ‘education in college or university,’ it’s really about having proficiency in subjects, then learning on the ground about how to do it,” DeSantis said.
Watch highlights of Governor DeSantis’ Education Initiatives Below:
Gov. DeSantis Highlights Education Initiatives https://t.co/w9GZl30HsY
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) August 17, 2022