(ReliableNews.org) – On March 8, the Florida Senate passed HB 1557, the Parental Rights in Education bill. Liberals dubbed it the “Don’t Say Gay” bill because it doesn’t allow school employees to instruct children in kindergarten through third-grade classrooms about sexual identity or orientation. An official of President Joe Biden’s administration seems to have threatened the Sunshine State over the legislation.
The day the legislation passed, Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona released a statement condemning the FL Senate for passing the bill. He claimed leaders in the state are “prioritizing hateful bills” that are hurting the most vulnerable students. The secretary went on to say that all schools that receive federal funding have to follow civil rights laws, including those that protect children from “discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.” The remarks implied the schools won’t receive the funding they deserve if they refuse to follow the administration’s directives.
— Miguel Cabral Martín (@MiguelCabralMar) March 8, 2022
Florida lawmakers have maintained the legislation is meant to give parents more of a voice in the classroom and protect kids from learning about topics that aren’t age-appropriate. Republican Governor Ron DeSantis has made education one of his top priorities and it’s doubtful he will take a knee for the Biden administration now.
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