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Florida Takes a Stand Against Woke Indoctrination in Schools

Florida is fighting the good fight against the woke agenda in its education system with its new bill, HB 1291.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has taken a firm stand against what he describes as ideological indoctrination in teacher training programs by signing HB 1291 into law, a move aiming to preserve educational integrity in the state. This new law, set to take effect on July 1, seeks to prevent educational programs from distorting historical facts or pushing political ideologies, particularly those involving race, sex, and gender. DeSantis emphasized that the bill targets “identity politics” and the notion that issues like racism or sexism are embedded within American society.

Governor DeSantis is also advocating for workplace protections against ideological discrimination, reinforcing that Florida’s educators should not be compelled to undergo training that labels them inherently biased based on race or sex, nor should they have their self-worth undermined by such teachings. At the bill signing in Jacksonville, DeSantis articulated a clear vision for Florida’s educational future—one free of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) mandates and revisionist histories, focusing instead on straightforward, ideologically neutral teacher preparation.

The pushback against such radical ideologies by DeSantis and others is a clear effort to ensure that Florida’s educational system remains focused on factual, unbiased teaching rather than serving as a breeding ground for political activism. Those desperate to maintain the woke agenda argue it might stifle necessary discussions about America’s historical issues, but the reality is that Florida’s law is necessary to prevent the indoctrination of Florida’s teachers with concepts that undermine the educational foundations and societal cohesion.

This decisive action by Governor DeSantis reflects a broader conservative effort to influence educational policies at the state level, often clashing with federal initiatives that promote identity politics. It’s absolutely critical that other states take a cue from Florida’s playbook and firmly reject the corrosive impact of ideological indoctrination in our educational institutions. We need to safeguard individual freedoms, champion personal responsibility, and reinforce the fundamental truth that all are created equal. In today’s climate, dominated by the relentless push of Wokeism, these principles are under siege. States must stand firm against this tide to preserve the integrity of our educational system and ensure that our schools are places of learning, not indoctrination centers.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.