Ron DeSantis teases letting ‘woke’ curriculum stand in other states if elected President

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'Curriculum is a state and local issue.'

As Governor, Ron DeSantis takes a top down approach to managing local affairs regarding education. But if he’s elected President, he says he’ll leave localities to do what they think is best.

During WMUR’s “Conversations with the Candidate,” the Governor suggested he would avoid anything approaching a “national curriculum” standard, even leaving the door open for concepts he has called “woke,” such as “critical race theory” and “gender ideology,” in places where locals want those approaches, forbidden in Florida.

“We’ve eliminated critical race theory in our K through 12 schools. We said we’re not going to have gender ideology where they’re telling a second grader they can change genders or things like that, that’s not appropriate,” DeSantis said, before dropping the hard line for the New Hampshire audience, non-partisan because of the state’s open primary.

“But the curriculum is a state and local issue. You know, we’re not going to develop a national curriculum because I think I could do a better job nationally than probably Oakland and San Francisco would do. But the minute the Democrats get in then they’re going to overtake my curriculum in Florida and I wouldn’t want to do that,” DeSantis said.

The Governor appointed a Board of Education and a Commissioner that, in tandem with a super-majority Legislature, have passed laws and rules prohibiting expression and topics in the classroom that were open for discussion not too long ago. But if President, DeSantis says he will treat the fifty states differently than the Sunshine State.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


9 comments

  • SteveHC

    August 4, 2023 at 9:54 pm

    I dn’t trust this guy to keep his word(s) for liner than 5 seconds

    • My Take

      August 5, 2023 at 12:19 am

      Yep. He’d let others push it. In Congress and the Mothers and such. He’d just sign “the will of the people” if it got through congress.”

  • University of North Florida

    August 5, 2023 at 7:33 am

    Donor says soften your stance on anything. Let’s all watch a guy desperate for power with no personal thoughts whatsoever do anything and say anything to win power.

  • Tom

    August 5, 2023 at 7:49 am

    “But the minute the Democrats get in then they’re going to overtake my curriculum in Florida and I wouldn’t want to do that,” DeSantis said.”

    An so the Democrats hold the WH and Senate and up until last year, the House – remind me again how they interfered in his BS education policies at the state level? What a clown.

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    August 5, 2023 at 7:53 am

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    • RonBeGone

      August 5, 2023 at 8:58 am

      Earl , sir, my non-MAGA hat is off to you again. Your creativity and commitment to the gig is now legendary. Even a Dook 4 Brains lefty like me would have a beverage with you. To your health.

    • Cheesy Floridian

      August 5, 2023 at 11:37 am

      Here here

  • Roger Dufensmertz, Mayor of Danville

    August 5, 2023 at 8:28 am

    Thank you guys for giving my brother Heinz his first legit job. He has struggled to find his way ever since he graduated from scientist school with his roomate Dr. Fouchi.
    Roger D.

  • Mark miller

    August 5, 2023 at 1:09 pm

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