Florida Governor Ron DeSantis endorsed a number of school board candidates during the midterm elections —and it looks like the move is paying off for him.
According to a report from Fox News, DeSantis-backed school board members are already moving to root out anti-parent teachers and faculty in Sunshine State schools.
From Fox News:
The boards are firing teachers and administrators who “spit in parents’ faces’ prior to Election Day, as one Republican state lawmaker told Politico. So far, three state superintendents have been ousted from their roles since the school board shakeup earlier this month, according to local reports.
“We had a wave in school districts that spit in parents’ faces,” state Rep. Randy Fine, a Republican, told Politico. “And now the people who did that are gone.”
Superintendents Brennan Asplen of Sarasota, Mark Mullins of Brevard County, and Vickie Cartwright of Broward County were all fired by school boards with conservative majorities, many of which were led by DeSantis-backed members.
The new DeSantis-backed majorities seek more parental input in and transparency from school administrators. They also largely oppose aggressive COVID-19 measures as well as the teaching of critical race theory and gender issues to young students.
DeSantis harnessed the same wave of parent frustration that initially carried Republican Glenn Youngkin to victory in Virginia’s 2021 gubernatorial race.
More over at Fox News:
DeSantis-backed school boards are already making huge changes in Florida https://t.co/fjuSXDXVLv
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