On the 'Don't Say Gay' bill and other school issues Florida lawmakers are debating
On the Florida Roundup, we discussed several bills that are making their way through the Florida Legislature that aim to set new rules for certain topics in public schools.
This week, the Biden administration denounced a bill being advanced by Florida Republicans that would ban the discussion of gender identity and sexual orientation in schools. Critics call it the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.
Supporters say the bill advances “parental rights in education” by allowing parents to sue public schools if topics come up they don’t want to be discussed. On Monday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis voiced his support for the bill and others focused on classroom teaching.
The "Florida Roundup" devoted the entire hour of its show to this topic.
- Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith, D-Orlando.
- Rep. Randy Fine, Republican on the House Education Committee.
- Andrew Atterbury, education reporter for POLITICO.
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