Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has made headlines again for fighting against the woke leftist theology that has infiltrated public school systems across the United States.
In August, the governor announced teacher recruitment initiatives, highlighting the epidemic of students being inundated with woke agendas at the hands of teachers.
“I think what you do is you get people that have proficiency in core academic disciplines and then you have them go in. But trying to teach them at like, certain schools of education, I think that’s been overtaken by ideology and so I think that’s a turn-off for a lot of people,” DeSantis explained.
“Because at the end of the day, I think most people that would want to get into it, they want to get into it and they want to be there and they want to be helping students, they don’t want to be kind of a cog in some indoctrination machine,” he continued.
He explained that his administration’s goal is removing indoctrination from all Florida schools and allowing a balanced learning environment for future students.
“In Florida, our mantra has been, our schools are to educate kids, not indoctrinate kids,” he said Democrats have been highly critical of DeSantis’ approach and received good news for them when a judge moved to stop the education initiatives.
Tallahassee U.S. District Judge Mark Walker ruled that the “Stop WOKE” act violates the First Amendment.
The state now has to appeal the ruling before having a chance at the law being in effect.
Critical race theory has swept schools the last several years and DeSantis’ goal to remove this racist ideology from being taught was met with pushback from the left.
“If Florida truly believes we live in a post-racial society, then let it make its case,” the judge wrote. “But it cannot win the argument by muzzling its opponents.”
Freedom includes the freedom from indoctrination.
We, therefore, reject teaching kids to hate our country or to hate each other through concepts such as CRT. pic.twitter.com/6FRgju3e1E
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) August 21, 2022
DeSantis responded that he was hopeful that the appeals court would reverse the decision, as they tend to be more conservative than the lower courts.
The law in question prohibits teaching the idea that certain ethnic groups are inherently racist and should feel guilt for a simplified version of history that creates division within society and the classroom.