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BREAKING: FL Gov DeSantis Signs Parental Rights in Education Bill

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Sorry progressives and Hollywood elites who have dubbed Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ legislation that protects children the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. On Monday, DeSantis signed into law the Parental Rights in Education bill which prohibits the instruction of sexual orientation and gender identity in elementary school children from kindergarten through third grade.

Critics of the bill, who also came up with the ridiculous “Don’t Say Gay” slogan, claim the bill is an attack on gay and trans children. Supporters of the bill, however, say the intention is to protect the children and give the power to discuss such matters to the parents.

“Contrary to its misleading nickname, the bill does not outlaw teachers, administrators, or students from using that word” reports National Review. “Rather than a bigoted effort to ostracize LGBTQ students and faculty, the bill is explicit that it is designed to keep conversations about sexuality out of kindergarten through third-grade classrooms.”

“Classroom instruction by school personnel or third parties on sexual orientation or gender identity may not occur in kindergarten through grade 3 or in a manner that is not age appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance with state standards,” the bill reads.

Disney CEO Bob Chapek was publicly against the bill and lobbied for it to be killed. Chapek called the governor to “express our disappointment and concern that if the legislation becomes law, it could be used to unfairly target gay, lesbian, non-binary, and transgender kids and families,”

DeSantis told supporters in Boca Raton in a video obtained by Fox News that Florida’s policies must be based on the “best interest of Florida citizens, not on the musings of woke corporations.”

The bill was also criticized during Sunday night’s Oscars awards during which the hosts, three female comedians, dedicated the night and awards show as a “gay” party for “those in the state of Florida.”

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  1. Gabriel A. Santiago

    March 29, 2022 at 11:31 pm

    It is totally immoral for school officials to discuss subjects that include transgenderism, homosexuality and other non-appropriate age-level subjects to kindergarten children and children through 3rd-grade.

    I frankly don’t think that such discussion of the aforementioned subject should be taught until High School Senior level; and I’m being generous.

    I fully support FL Gov. DeSantis’ Parental Rights in Education law! I does what it says; puts parents in complete control of their children. It is not an “anti-Gay” or “anti-trans” law.

  2. Wayne huffman

    March 30, 2022 at 5:25 pm

    Ron needs to become President

  3. Alan Mutnick

    March 30, 2022 at 5:41 pm

    Start off by reducing to administer any revenu to those who are misrepresenting the law : I.e. Disney and it’s associates be it theme parks and/or film, along with others so they begin to appreciate the true feeling of Americans and not the few who are
    Sensationalizing the bill. Inexcusable

  4. Carole Thomas

    March 31, 2022 at 4:45 pm

    In re: Disney instructing the greeters not to say, “Ladies & Gentlemen, Boys & Girls”, is THE most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. No matter what they want to be called, biologically the absolute majority of the humans who go to Disney theme parks ARE LADIES & GENTLEMEN, BOYS & GIRLS. The idea that they want to be anything OTHER than males & females is an argument they can have with their maker after they die. But ultimately, Disney should not cancel their greeting.

  5. Carole Thomas

    March 31, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    I might add that I applaud Gov. DeSantes. He seems to be the only politician out there with a real brain. When I went to school, the subjects I was taught pertained to core subjects, Math, English, Reading, Geography, Writing, etc. To say we EVER had a conversation with ANY teacher about his or her home life, who their partners were, where they live, if they were married etc. was NON EXISTENT. The teachers were not there to share that kind of information. The teachers of today should be the same. They have a job to do. TEACH. Not teach the children the details of their personal lives. And certainly not to impart their wisdom of sexual activities nor what the children appear to be to them. They cannot be permitted to “guide” said children as to whether they appear to be males or females.

  6. Maria

    April 2, 2022 at 9:18 am

    Agree, with the Florida’ governor’s bill! Parents of the little children only have the right to talk to them, about transgender issues at home, NEVER in schools!
    And…Disney bye bye! Your participation on this controversial issue, will be your lost! Bye! Bye!

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Report: Denver area migrants cost $340 million to shelter, educate

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A report by the free-market Common Sense Institute found the more than 42,000 migrants who have arrived in Denver over the last year and a half have cost the region as much as $340 million. The city of Denver, local school districts, and the region’s health-care system have spent between $216 million and $340 million combined to shelter, feed, clothe, and educate the migrants, and to provide them with emergency medical care.

National Review explains the report builds off a previous report from March that conservatively found that the migrants had cost the region at least $170 million. “Costs are never localized,” said DJ Summers, the institute’s research director. “They expand outward.”

Democratic leaders are being blamed for their welcoming posture toward immigrants generally, and their sanctuary-city policies, which curtail law enforcement’s ability to cooperate with federal immigration agents. Since late December 2022, at least 42,269 migrants — or “newcomers” as Denver leaders call them — have arrived in the city, adds National Review.

The Common Sense Institute report found that the migrant crisis has also hit local emergency rooms hard with extensive expenses. Since December 2022, migrants have made more than 16,000 visits to metro emergency departments. At an estimated cost of about $3,000 per visit, that has resulted in nearly $48 million in uncompensated care.

Summers said those costs are “stressing existing health care organizations,” but they also indirectly hit residents in their pocketbooks through increased insurance prices.

Metro school districts have endured the biggest financial hit — estimated between $98 million and $222 million — according to the Common Sense Institute report. The large range in costs is due to the difficulties researchers had identifying exactly how many new foreign students are tied to the migrant crisis.

The researchers found that since December 2022, 15,725 foreign students have enrolled in local schools. Of those, 6,929 have come from the five countries most closely identified with the migrant crisis — Venezuela, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

On average, it costs a little over $14,000 to educate a student for a year in a Denver-area public school, but Summers said migrant students likely cost more.

“They have transportation needs that are different, they have acculturation needs that are going to be different, language assistance needs that are going to be different,” he said. “Many of them might need to get up to speed in curriculum. They might need outside tutoring.”

Earlier this year, Colorado lawmakers approved $24 million in state funding to help school districts statewide plug budget holes related to the migrant students.

Summers said the updated Common Sense Institute tally is likely still missing some costs related to the ongoing migrant crisis.

“There are definitely additional costs. We just don’t have a great way to measure them just yet,” he said, noting legal fees, crime, and unreported business and nonprofit expenses.

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