That same month, DeSantis signed the Parental Rights in Education bill into law, which prohibits classroom instruction regarding sexual orientation or gender identity in kindergarten through third grade “or in a manner that is not age appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance with state standards” for students in higher grades.
Gov. @RonDeSantisFL announces Florida’s curriculum will “expressly exclude…Critical Race Theory.”“There’s no room in our classrooms for things like Critical Race Theory. Teaching kids to hate their country and to hate each other is not worth one red cent of taxpayer money.” pic.twitter.com/7y2b40GqDk — Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 17, 2021
On Thursday, Diaz issued a memo to Florida school administrators informing them that the Biden administration’s gender identification guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Education is not binding on the state and does not have to be followed. Nothing in the federal guidance, Diaz wrote, legally requires districts to provide males access to female bathrooms, locker rooms, dorms or girls’ rooms on school trips or allow them to compete on female sports teams. “To the extent that you do any of these things, you jeopardize the safety and wellbeing of Florida students and risk violating Florida law,” Diaz warned. The Florida Department of Education “will not stand idly by as federal agencies attempt to impose a sexual ideology on Florida schools that risk the health, safety, and welfare of Florida students,” Diaz concluded. In other words, Florida will oppose the zany policies coming out of D.C. Now, the state is facilitating veterans’ ability to help educate the next generation of Americans and potentially enhance school safety as they do it. Other states should follow Florida’s lead. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Speaking in front of a sign that says, “Protect children/Support parents,” Governor Desantis says this image of the “Genderbread man,” is one of the reasons the state needs the so-called “Don’t say gay bill.” https://t.co/tETUUI7jta pic.twitter.com/DWkTwA05jv— CBS4 News Gainesville (@mycbs4) March 28, 2022