Ron DeSantis is leading the charge in the GOP against the Left’s woke ideology.
He previously banned the teaching of Critical Race Theory in the Sunshine State.
But the radical Left is furious about what Ron DeSantis is requiring Florida schools to teach children about communism.
During a press conference at Miami’s Freedom Tower, Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law designating November 7 as “Victims of Communism Day” in the state of Florida to honor the “100 million people who have fallen victim to communist regimes across the world.”
DeSantis announced that he secured $25 million in funding to preserve the Freedom Tower, a historic landmark that once hosted services for Cubans fleeing the evils of the Castro regime.
But what will drive the Left mad is that the bill also requires schools to teach students about the “evils of communism” each year in honor of Victims of Communism Day.
Starting in the 2023-2024 school year, the new law requires schools to give students at least 45 minutes of instruction about the “evils of communism.”
“Today, I established November 7th as Victims of Communism Day to honor those who have suffered under communism and remind people of the destruction communism has caused worldwide, including a death toll exceeding 100 million,” DeSantis wrote in a post that contained a video of him signing the bill.
“In Florida, we will tell the truth about communism,” he added.
Today, I established November 7th as Victims of Communism Day to honor those who have suffered under communism and remind people of the destruction communism has caused worldwide, including a death toll exceeding 100 million.
In Florida, we will tell the truth about communism. pic.twitter.com/Ojlao8f46t
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) May 9, 2022
The legislation requires the state school board to revise its social studies standards “to include topics such as Mao Zedong and the Cultural Revolution, Joseph Stalin and the Soviet System, Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution, Vladimir Lenin and the Russian Revolution, Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, and Nicolás Maduro and the Chavismo movement, and how victims suffered under these regimes through poverty, starvation, migration, systemic lethal violence, and suppression of speech.”
DeSantis noted the importance of students learning about the evils of communism in order to help make sure we don’t forget the past and in turn repeat it.
“We want to make sure that every year folks in Florida, but particularly our students, will learn about the evils of communism, the dictators that have led communist regimes, and the hundreds of millions of individuals who’ve suffered and continue to suffer under the weight of this discredited ideology,” DeSantis said.
The Left is trying to indoctrinate children across the country with their woke ideology and transgender agenda.
But Republicans like Ron DeSantis are fighting back against the woke Left and returning control of education back to parents where it belongs.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.