Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a top contender for the White House in 2024, has become one of the conservatives’ favorites, and for good reason.
He has made his state a beacon of freedom during a time when so many liberal states have become dystopian nightmares of tyranny and government control.
And one of the ways that Democrats get people to go along with their plans is by indoctrinating them when they are young and in school.
But a new law that Gov. DeSantis wants in his state could put a stop to that, he said during an appearance on the Fox News show “Life, Liberty & Levin.”
He argued that schools that promote Critical Race Theory “want kids to hate this country. They want them to reject our founding, our institutions, and they want to replace that with their leftist ideology, which would obviously be disastrous for this country’s future,” CBS Miami reported.
The State Board of Education approved a rule in June to eliminate critical race theory from Florida classrooms and instructional materials.
Now the governor says the push for legislative action would strengthen the ability for enforcement against those who teach it.
In addition, DeSantis said, under the proposal, parents would be able to recover attorney fees if they successfully sue schools that teach critical race theory in defiance of the state.
“We’re going to give parents the ability to go in and get legal relief if they’re not following our state standards with respect to history and government. And I think empowering parents to be involved, making sure parents have a right to inspect the curriculum, and it’s not just about critical race theory. I mean, there’s a lot of other inappropriate content that can be smuggled in by public schools, and in some parts of the country have a way worse than Florida in that regard,” he said.
The governor said that the proposal would not only apply to colleges and universities hiring critical-race theory consultants to train teachers and professors.
Ron Desantis tonight says that liberal educators are “teaching kids to hate this country,” so he is pushing for a new law so parents can “inspect curriculum,” and sue schools if they catch teachers who “smuggle in” any “inappropriate content.” pic.twitter.com/PTc3EZXskv
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) January 10, 2022
But Democrats in the state say that parents should not believe their lying eyes, insisting that Critical Race Theory is not taught in their schools.
“Let’s be clear, Gov. DeSantis and his administration know full well that CRT (critical race theory) is not taught in K-12 schools or workplaces,” State Sen. Shevrin Jones said in December. “It’s unfortunate that instead of running on forward-looking ideas to improve people’s daily lives, Republicans would rather manufacture a crisis out of a non-issue, all in the hopes of fanning the flames of a culture war for political gain.”
“The mere fact that an institution could utilize laws to stop the truth from being told is a justification that we still have structural and institutional racism in America. So, we’re going to focus on making sure that our teachers and our public school system have the resources that they need,” State Rep. Ramon Alexander said.