Education reform is one of the centerpieces of Ron DeSantis’ legislative agenda.
DeSantis recently revealed three proposals to reform education in the Sunshine State.
And Joe Biden’s Secretary of Education just admitted something about Ron DeSantis that left CNN viewers stunned.
As DeSantis Daily previously reported, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently held a press conference where he announced three legislative proposals to help recruit more teachers.
The first proposal includes fee waivers and bonuses to incentivize retired first responders and retired veterans to enter the teaching profession.
The second component would create an apprenticeship program that provides bonuses to teachers for mentoring aspiring educators with an associate’s degree to gain hands-on-experience in the classroom.
And finally, the third proposal would set up a scholarship program for K-12 teachers interested in teaching dual enrollment courses on high school campuses.
“These three initiatives will build on our efforts to increase recruitment and retention of high-quality teachers,” DeSantis said. “Great teachers don’t become great teachers because they are sitting in a university lecture hall,” he continued, before adding that “what makes a teacher great is being in the classroom, watching other teachers, and seeing what works.”
DeSantis’ proposal “allows qualified veterans who served four years in the military, have 60 college credits, and passed a subject area examination to receive a five year temporary teaching certificate.”
During an interview with CNN’s Brianna Keilar, Joe Biden’s Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona, discussed DeSantis’ plan to increase the numbers of teachers by hiring more veterans and first responders.
“Is that insufficient?” Keilar began, before asking Cardona, “or do you think this is creative and worth a look?”
Of course, Keilar set up the question in a way for Cardona to sound off on Ron DeSantis and call his proposal “insufficient.”
But to Keilar’s surprise, Cardona actually praised Ron DeSantis for making educational reform a top priority in Florida.
“I don’t have the details of the Florida program specifically,” Cardona responded. “I love anything that’s going to provide opportunities for those who are looking into the teaching profession, ensuring that they’re connected to good teacher preparation programs that teach pedagogy and ensuring that the educators have the skills needed to meet the needs of our students,” he added.
Keilar on Florida's veteran teachers program: "Do you think this is creative and worth a look?"
— The Hill (@thehill) August 17, 2022
There is no other Republican elected official who the Democrats and left-wing media hate more than Ron DeSantis.
They’ve been attacking him nonstop since he stood up and rejected Joe Biden’s COVID rules, restrictions, and mandates.
Despite DeSantis’ proposals being rock-solid, it won’t be long before Cardona gets his talking points attacking DeSantis together handed down to him from on high, so don’t expect him to be so complementary the next time the media tees up a softball.
But on this occasion, Joe Biden’s Education Secretary only had positive words for Ron DeSantis.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.