The Florida State Board of Education just handed Ron DeSantis a victory over the Left’s woke ideology

Jan 22, 2024

The Left has dominated America’s educational system for decades.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis showed Republicans how to fight back and defeat the woke Left.

And now the Florida State Board of Education just handed Ron DeSantis a victory over the Left’s woke ideology.

From the entertainment industry to professional sports to the military, the Left’s woke ideology has invaded virtually every aspect of society.

But America’s educational system is where the Left is enacting the most long-term damage on the country by indoctrinating children with their woke ideology.  

Ron DeSantis is fighting hard to remove the Left’s grip over education in Florida.

He previously signed the Stop WOKE Act into law, which banned the teaching of Critical Race Theory in Florida’s government schools.

DeSantis signed a bill that prohibits biological males from competing in women’s sports and restored parental rights in education.

The Florida Governor also banned all public universities from funding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) programs. 

And on Wednesday, the Florida State Board of Education created a new rule banning schools in the Florida College System (previously known as the Florida Community College System) from spending taxpayer dollars on “diversity, equity, inclusion” programs.

“Today, the State Board of Education implemented strict regulations to limit the use of public funds for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) programs, activities, and policies in the Florida College System (FCS),” the Florida Department of Education wrote in a press release. “The rule adopted by the Board defined, for the first time, DEI and affirmatively prohibits FCS institutions from using state or federal funds to administer programs that categorize individuals based on race or sex for the purpose of differential or preferential treatment,” the release continued. “The Board’s decision will ensure that taxpayer funds can no longer be used to promote DEI on Florida’s 28 state college campuses.”

Florida Commissioner of Education Manny Diaz, Jr. praised the Board for taking action on the new rule.

“Higher education must return to its essential foundations of academic integrity and the pursuit of knowledge instead of being corrupted by destructive ideologies,” Diaz, Jr. said. “These actions today ensure that we will not spend taxpayers’ money supporting DEI and radical indoctrination that promotes division in our society.”

The new rule does not apply to public universities since they are members of the State University System of Florida. 

However, the Board of Governors is working on rules for DEI in these government schools.

In his recent State of the State Address, DeSantis highlighted the importance of his fight against the woke Left in education.

“In Florida, our universities must be dedicated to the pursuit of truth, the promotion of academic rigor and integrity, and the preparation of students to be citizens of our republic,” he said. “To this end, we have eliminated so-called DEI from our public universities,” he continued. “DEI is a highly-ideological agenda – in practice it stands for discrimination, exclusion and indoctrination – and it has no place in our public universities.”

Ron DeSantis is following through on his promise to make Florida be “where woke goes to die.”

DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.


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