Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed education legislation this week designed to teach the truth about America’s history and the evils of totalitarian ideologies.
The three different pieces of legislation – House Bill 5, HB 233, and Senate Bill 1108 – will teach children about the Constitution, as well as an giving them an understanding of the “evils of communism and totalitarian ideologies.” Also, the bills require the State Board of Education “to conduct annual assessment on intellectual freedom & viewpoint diversity.” Also, young learners will need to “pass a specified assessment to demonstrate competency in civic literacy.”
The welcome laws are needed now more than ever as children are being indoctrinated by radical leftists across the country. A sample can be found at RAIR Foundation USA here, here, here, here and here.
During a must-see press conference (watch below), DeSantis explained:
“The sad reality is that only two in five Americans can correctly name the three branches of government, and more than a third of Americans cannot name any of the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment. It is abundantly clear that we need to do a much better job of educating our students in civics to prepare them for the rest of their lives.”
“We have a number of people in Florida, particularly southern Florida, who’ve escaped totalitarian regimes, who’ve escaped communist dictatorships to be able to come to America,” DeSantis said. “We want all students to understand the difference: Why would somebody flee across shark-infested waters, say, leaving from Cuba to come to southern Florida? Why would somebody leave a place like Vietnam? Why would people leave these countries and risk their life to be able to come here? It’s important students understand that.”
With a curriculum like that, children will be much better equipped to ward off the creeping communist ideology infecting universities across the country.
Watch the press conference here:*
*Note: Part of the audio was missing so the video starts where the audio started.