Updated: Jul 19
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 a state Department of Education focused on the needs of students, parents, and local schools and less on a status-quo system of elites, who want to change society by manipulating K-12 education.
Rep. Erin Grall's work on the Parental Rights Bill was the first step to returning control of their children's education back to Florida's parents. Now we need to work closely with the Department of Education and local schools to ensure statutes and rules are implemented and enforced throughout our districts.
Florida is a great state when it comes to school choice. Many children are afforded choice through scholarships, tax credits, charters, transfers, and virtual schools. However, for those children who don't meet the qualifying criteria, they are 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 also 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!
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