Building on the state’s “Don’t Say Gay” law, which bans classroom discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through 3rd grade classes, the Florida Board of Education just voted to expand the rule through the 12th grade.
The law that currently bans lessons on sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade will soon apply to all grade levels in the state. https://t.co/p6AncXoXYC
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From the Miami Herald:
The State Board of Education on Wednesday voted to bar Florida middle school and high school teachers from “intentionally” teaching students about sexual orientation or gender identity, unless the lessons are part of a reproductive health course or are “expressly required” by the state’s academic standards.
Teachers who do otherwise could be suspended or their teaching license could be revoked.
The point, of course, is an attempt to erase LGBTQ people and history. The move essentially tells LGBTQ people that we don’t matter.
Consideration of the rule change was announced last month.
Florida’s Board of Education voted Wednesday to dramatically expand the state’s infamous “Don’t Say Gay” law through high school. https://t.co/S4xUrNY6GB
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