Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis has overruled Democrats trying to force “woke” ideologies into education, warning that his state will “be following common sense.”
Gov. DeSantis said Florida is committed to its responsibility to “educate kids” while vowing that the Sunshine State will never turn into a “woke dumpster fire.”
“Obviously in the classroom, we’ve battled a lot of ideologies,” the governor said.
“What I’ve said is the state of Florida is the place where woke goes to die.
“We are not going to let this state descend into some type of woke dumpster fire.
“We’re going to be following common sense, we’re going to be following facts.
“I think these schools of education and the specific way they go about, I don’t think is the right way to do it.
“I don’t think these schools have proven to be effective.
“I think what you do is you get people that have proficiency in core academic disciplines, then you have them go in. But trying to teach them at certain schools of education, I think that’s been overtaken by ideology.
“I think that’s a turn-off for a lot of people.”
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— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) August 17, 2022
“Our mantra has been, in our schools, to educate kids, not indoctrinate kids,” DeSantis said earlier.
“What we’re doing is saying that teaching is not about learning ‘education in college or university,’ it’s really about having proficiency in subjects, then learning on the ground about how to do it.”
The words from DeSantis come as schools across the nation continue to bend and bow before the “woke” mob.
After years of consideration, Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis will be changing its name in yet another move to erase a prominent figure in U.S. history from an institution.
The Minneapolis school board made a unanimous decision on Tuesday to order the start of the name-change process because the high school’s namesake, Henry, who was one of the nation’s Founding Fathers, owned slaves, according to Star Tribune.
“Students, staff, and community members recognize the need for a school name that better represents the values of the community,” the resolution says.
“Ending the debate about whether or not the name should be changed will allow the Patrick Henry School Community to focus on developing a recommendation for the new name.”
Opponents of the name change have argued that renaming the school would be tantamount to rewriting history and would cost the school a great deal of money, said the report, which noted that the board’s budget for 2022-23 does include a fund to help offset the costs of the new signs and branding for board-directed name changes.
Two other schools in the area have already changed their names for similar reasons.
This has become a nationwide trend that has made national headlines in recent years.