Updated: Jan 1
This is the foundation of our culture and society...
Children need to be taught the basics of reading, writing, and arithmetic, not Marxist ideology such as Critical Race Theory (CRT), Social Emotional Learning (SEL), and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI). We need an education system that focuses on helping students learn what they need for success. Ensure parents retain their rights as the ultimate authority of their child. Demand schools remove the status-quo elites who want to change society by manipulating K-12 education.
There are several bills signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis in 2021 and 2022 such as the Parental Rights Bill and Family Empowerment Program. It is up to us to work closely with our local school district and the Department of Education to ensure statutes and rules are implemented and enforced.
Florida is a state that offers several school choice programs. Many children are afforded choice through scholarships, tax credits, charters, transfers, and virtual schools. However, these are primarily for low socio-economic and disabled children. Florida needs to provide choice for all children because when children don't meet the qualifying criteria, they remain sentenced to their zip code.
What's the next step? There's still work to be done in the fight to protect our shared values in schools. We need to give parents the ability to choose the best educational environment for their child by allowing the money to follow the child. Whether it's public, private or home-schooling, it's time for educational freedom for all!
Dr. Karen Hiltz: Time to Define Civics in K-12 Education
School Choice: What We Have isn't the BEST for ALL Children
National Assessment Data Shows Alarming Trend