Right Wing Cancel Culture
This Is What The LAUSD Is Subsidizing
Under Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law, the Miami-Dade school district has canceled textbooks that they had approved just a few months ago.
- Miami-Dade Parent
Florida’s Governor, Ron DeSantis, has tried to market his “Don’t Say Gay” law as a way to protect the rights of parents. Instead, it has consistently deprived parents of the ability to have their children educated in a manner that they seem fit. The latest example took place in the Miami-Dade school district that used to be the home of current LAUSD Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho.
Under a law signed last year by DeSantis, parents in Florida already had the right to opt their children out of sex-ed, including lessons that provided “information about disease symptoms, development and treatment”. This was not enough for “a vocal group of county residents [who] had objected to material on contraception methods, gender identity, and how to report child abuse, which was found in the ‘Comprehensive Health Skills’ textbooks.” Despite the fact that “38 out of the more than 40 people who spoke…had asked the board to keep the textbooks”, the Miami-Dade board voted to pull them from classrooms.
As a result of the board’s actions “the district will go without a sex-ed curriculum for four to eight months.” Parents who do not want their children to be ignorant about these important subjects will not have the opportunity to opt their children into sex-ed classes that have not been censored. This deprives them of the choices that DeSantis has said he is expanding.
In an effort to stop the “unprecedented wave of bigotry and discrimination in this country”, California added Florida to the list of states where “state-funded travel is banned because of laws that discriminate against members of the LGBTQ community.” Instead of taking a similar stand against the “Don’t Say Gay” law…