Commonwealth Policy Center

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has prioritized protecting public school children from sexual ideology indoctrination in the earliest grades. But not everyone agrees, including a group of parents who are pushing back. A lawsuit in Escambia County asserts that the school district’s censoring of some books is an unconstitutional violation of free speech. The Left asserts that Florida’s campaign has created an unfounded moral panic. But is keeping LGBT curriculum out to K-3rd grade classrooms wrong? At the core, it’s a question of what’s appropriate for young children. And it has nothing to do with book banning or free speech violations. After all, parents expect school districts to protect their children from age-innapropriate and harmful ideologies and teach the basics.