Ron DeSantis Continues Work On Education Reform In Florida
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is hard at work again, making policies that require schools to teach valuable information to students.
DeSantis signed another batch of bills this week. One of those bills designates September 11 as "9/11 Heroes Day," requiring Florida's middle and high school students to learn about the attack.
DeSantis addressed a series of bills passed by Florida's legislature that would empower Florida’s teachers and "reign in out-of-control unions and school boards," the governor's office said.
"House Bill 1537, which largely focuses on preparation programs for teachers, also contains a provision establishing September 11 as '9/11 Heroes Day,' requiring 45 minutes of instruction for both middle and high school students on the tragic attack on U.S. soil," reports Breitbart.
Florida is establishing September 11th as “9/11 Heroes’ Day” to honor those who gave their lives for our freedom.
Our middle and high school students, who were not alive during this time, will be required to have 45 minutes of instruction to learn about the attack on our country… pic.twitter.com/TaMcg44SCT
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) May 9, 2023
"The bill also includes something that we were asked to support over the last year, year and a half, by folks who were serving in uniform in New York City during September 11," DeSantis said. "And that is establishing a '9/11 Heroes Day' in honor of those who gave their lives fighting for freedom on September 11."
"And so now kids in school are going to be learning about people who sacrificed at the Twin Towers and at the Pentagon on September 11," DeSantis added.
"When you think about it, many of us remember that, and that was kind of a big deal for our country in terms of the last generation, but you look at these kids in high school here, they were not even born when September 11 happened," DeSantis continued. "So we think it’s important that those folks are honored."
"DeSantis also touted House Bill 1035, which establishes a Teachers’ Bill of Rights. House Bill 379, meanwhile, addresses social media, effectively removing TikTok from schools," reported Breitbart.