Gov. Ron DeSantis unveils Florida 'Teachers Bill of Rights'

 January 25, 2023

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced a legislative proposal that would protect educators from teachers' unions and increase their pay.

DeSantis touted the legislative proposal as a "Teacher’s Bill of Rights."

The governor took to the stage to speak in Jacksonville, Florida to discuss some of the efforts that will be given priority in the next legislative session and said that will include the "Teacher's Bill of Rights."

"You talk about the students have rights, we talk a lot about parents having rights, and that’s very important, you know. But teachers really need to have rights in terms of them managing classrooms and being able to do what they need to do," DeSantis said.

"We want to make sure that teachers that are doing their job well, are protected, and are able to do that without fear of any reprisals," he said, adding that they will also be creating a "new process for individuals to notify the state if a teacher’s rights have been violated and we will ensure that our Florida Department of Education can investigate those complaints very quickly."

DeSantis also discussed protections for teachers who need to take disciplinary action for disruptive students, explaining that some "feel they will end up being the bad guy just by making sure that the kids are behaving."

"They will have a presumption that they acted appropriately. We want to make sure that that everyone feels safe and everyone can learn and we don’t want disruptions to ruin the learning experience for everybody else," DeSantis said.

DeSantis did note that some districts might take issue with the proposed legislation. The governor also said Florida is a society based on the rule of law, and if the electorate does not like the policies, they can make that change in the next election.

Source: Breitbart