A new school year has started in Florida, and with it has come the introduction of controversial new laws that silence not only the LGBTQ community but the black community as well.
New Gender Rules
The return to school for students in Florida and the broader Tampa Bay region is overshadowed by a wave of surprising new rules that have caught everyone’s attention.
As the excitement of a new school year builds, students and teachers are confronted with a series of gender bathroom rules.
Let’s break down the shocking new controversial rules that look to change the educational system in Florida.
It’s now forbidden for anyone to use the bathroom of the opposite gender to the one they were assigned at birth.
With the expansion of the “Parental Rights in Education” law, a contentious issue takes center stage, transforming the way gender identity is addressed in schools.
Parents now hold the power to grant or withhold permission for their child to be addressed by anything other than the name on their birth certificate.
Gender and Sexuality Teacher Talk Taboo
An unsettling change restricts teachers from discussing matters related to gender and sexuality, prompting concerns about the scope of education.
Parents can now pull their children out of sex education classes entirely and challenge the content of the classes.
The outright ban on Advanced Placement African American History raised eyebrows, censoring and disregarding black history for kids.
A Backward Step?
Public universities and colleges grapple with limitations on funding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) programs, which some say is a backward step in the fight for inclusivity.
The future is uncertain for black and LGBT rights in Florida schools, with the conservative government winning this school year.
Is this a step backward for Florida schools? You can have your say on the hot debate by leaving a comment.
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