Governor DeSantis has been making education the cornerstone of his administration, from providing common sense real-life skill requirements to students to opening up schools to in-person instruction following the pandemic before any other state dared do so.
The potential 2024 presidential candidate also introduced the Stop WOKE Act allowing parents to file lawsuits against schools teaching critical race theory (CRT).
WINNING: The Florida state legislature has passed the S.T.O.P Woke Act, which prohibits schools, corporations, and government agencies from promoting race essentialism, collective guilt, and racial scapegoating. It now heads to Gov. DeSantis for signature. pic.twitter.com/WTwva3bbFk
Aside from eliminating CRT from Florida schools, DeSantis also raised the ire of liberals by passing a bill they’ve incorrectly dubbed the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill.
The legislation restricts teachers and school districts from discussing gender identity and topics surrounding sexuality in the classroom from kindergarten through the third grade.
“If you are out protesting this bill, you are by definition putting yourself in favor of injecting sexual instruction to 5, 6, and 7 year-old kids. I think most people think that’s wrong. I think parents, especially think that’s wrong.” – @GovRonDeSantispic.twitter.com/OC284S35PO
DeSantis is expected to sign the bill soon. He obliterated critics at a press conference Tuesday.
“Understand, if you are out protesting this bill you are by definition putting yourself in favor of injecting sexual instruction to 5-, 6- and 7-year-old kids,” he said. “I think most people think that’s wrong. I think parents especially think that’s wrong.”
By allowing men to compete in women’s sports, the NCAA is destroying opportunities for women, making a mockery of its championships, and perpetuating a fraud.
In Florida, we reject these lies and recognize Sarasota’s Emma Weyant as the best women’s swimmer in the 500y freestyle. pic.twitter.com/tBmFxFE3q6
DeSantis also issued a proclamation this week declaring female collegiate swimmer Emma Weyant the “rightful winner” of the NCAA championship 500-yard freestyle event over transgender swimmer Lia Thomas.
The declaration blasts the NCAA for allowing biological males to compete in women’s sports.
“By allowing men to compete in women’s sports, the NCAA is destroying opportunities for women,” he said.
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