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Father, we thank You for the bill signed into law by Governor DeSantis. We pray that other states would follow Florida's example and allow parents to have the primary say in their children's education.

Governor DeSantis yet again stood up for conservative and biblical values, ensuring that Florida parents will have a fundamental role in the education of their children.

From The Epoch Times. Gov. Ron DeSantis told a room full of people waving “Year of the Parent” signs in Daytona Beach that Florida is “doing education, not indoctrination” as he signed the  Curriculum Transparency (HB 1467) bill into law on March 25. The law provides for transparency of instructional materials for school districts, sets term limits for school board members, and protects the rights of parents….

“We believe parents not only have a role, but (they also) have a fundamental role to be involved in the education of their kids,” DeSantis said at the March 25 press conference. “That’s how it’s going to be in the state of Florida….”

One part of the bill requires school districts to have open meetings when selecting instructional materials, and for a notice of the meeting to be made public. Twenty days prior to the school board taking any official action on instructional materials, it must provide public access.  The Florida Department of Education is required to publish a list of objectionable materials that have been removed or discontinued by school boards, and send the lists out to all 41 of the school districts for consideration.

In addition, school district library media center materials and grade-level reading lists must be reviewed by a media specialist who holds a valid educational media specialist certificate.  DOE will have to develop an online training program for librarians and media specialists, and the superintendent of each district must certify to the DOE commissioner that school librarians and media specialists have attended training sessions.

Democratic Florida House members had problems with the bill during a debate at the legislative session, where it was strongly opposed by Rep. Anna Eskamani and Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith….

Both worried that “national pressure groups could use the bill as a way to erase “the very identities and existences of groups traditionally underrepresented.”

“Book banning does not happen in free states or free societies,” Smith warned.

Another part of the bill deals with school board term limits. The Florida House had originally sought an eight-year limit but settled for 12. The Senate changed the term limit to 12 years, sent it back to the House, where it was approved and sent along to the governor’s desk.

The governor also favored an eight-year term limit, but said it was a “step in the right direction” and “long overdue” because he doesn’t want to see school boards end up in “little swamps.”  DeSantis went on to say he would like to see term limits applied to all levels of government, especially Congress….

How do you feel about Florida’s new law? Share your thoughts and prayers in the comments.

(Excerpt from The Epoch Times. Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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Alberta
March 30, 2022

Just want to see more states step forward Pennsylvania inJesus name

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Marsha Carol Watson Gandy
March 30, 2022

Thank You, Governor DeSantis for your Courage. Your Love of FAMILY shines brightly, as You make decisions that protect our children and their parents.

Heavenly Father, place your Divine Protection around Florida’s Governor DeSantis and His FAMiLY. He is YOUR servant, and is walking in righteous paths. We Praise YOU, Heavenly Father, for this YOUR servant. We Declare that many more miracles are coming, as YOU lift YOUR Mighty Right Hand of Power. PRAISE THE NAME OF THE LORD MIST HIGH. Amen

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Barbara Vlasak
March 29, 2022

It is urgent that changes be made in our schools NOW!! TYEY ARE WAY OVERDUE!!

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ChrisV
March 29, 2022

God bless all that support and promote parent participation in determining and overseeing school education materials and programs.

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Wanda Marcus
March 29, 2022

12 years on a schoolboad may still be too long. Maybe parents should be able to review the board’s accountability over several years, say halfway through the term?

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Sharon Fowler
March 29, 2022

I Thank God for our Wonderful Governor DeSantis! He takes a stand for what is right!! And I am very Proud of him! And we Pray for our Governor!!

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Laura
March 29, 2022

Thank you for standing up for what is right. Today’s world is completely going against God’s word. Do not want to see people die and go to hell and so glad Governor DeSantis is a man of God and standing up for Florida. Need more men and women like him –. I wish many more governors and others in positions of influence would follow his lead in doing bold things despite the risk to their careers–I know they are out there-they just need to start standing up and do it.

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Barbara Janicki
March 29, 2022

Thanking God for DeSantis and his courage to do what is right in this era when that is not the popular course of action. I wish many more governors and others in positions of influence would follow his lead in doing bold things despite the risk to their careers. May God honor and protect him and his family as he continues to do what is right against all odds. Transparency in public education is crucial, parents should not be shut out of their children’s education. These laws are a step in the right direction, in ensuring parents have a voice in the schools. Praying God will raise up more leaders like DeSantis. http://www.mtothe5th.wordpress.com

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Shelly
March 29, 2022

Praise God for leaders like Ron DeSantis…this country needs more like him!

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Pastor Regina
March 29, 2022

Other states should follow through. Praise God for this new law. Children are a gift from the Lord and must be protected from any and all ungodly indoctrinations and evil influences.

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Karen Sholar
March 29, 2022

Thankful for a godly man doing godly things for our children! Stand firm Governor.

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Donna Hansen
March 29, 2022

Thank you for fighting for freedoms for parents and for Americans

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Eloisa Garza
March 29, 2022

It’s a good start!

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