On Tuesday Florida Governor Ron DeSantis described his state as "the place where woke goes to die."
While making remarks about the state's education system, DeSantis made it clear that Florida will continue to oppose Critical Race Theory and radical gender ideology being taught in schools.
"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," DeSantis continued.
The Florida Governor has backed up his talk when it comes to challenging far left politics on schools. Earlier this year, DeSantis signed HB 1557, which keeps sexual discussion out of classes grade kindergarten to third grade.
"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.
The left falsely labeled HB 1557 the "Don't Say Gay" bill. There's a lot of room between not being able to say gay and keeping sexual discussion out of the classroom of small children.
Kudos to Governor DeSantis for holding his ground and keeping these radical ideologies out of the Florida classrooms.
Florida’s Education Accomplishments:
- Ended Common Core
- Expanded School Choice
- Record Increase in Teacher Pay
- No Tuition Increases at State Universities
- Investments in Early Literacy, American Civics and Workforce Education
- Ended the FSA pic.twitter.com/2Vx5fpL2Nd
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) August 17, 2022