On Wednesday morning, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced new legislation to keep controversial teachings out of classrooms, continuing his campaign against “critical race theory.”
DeSantis introduced the “Stop W.O.K.E. Act” during a rally-style event in Central Florida.
“It violates Florida standards to scapegoat someone based on their race, to say that they are inherently racist, to say that they are an oppressor, or oppressed or any of that and that’s good and that’s important. But we also have to realize that we have to do more to make sure that that actually carries the day in our classrooms and in our society,” DeSantis said.
DeSantis said the legislation would put into law the Florida Department of Education’s prohibition on “critical race theory” in K through 12 schools that was approved in June