By Lydia Nusbaum
June 17, 2022 Updated 12:21 P.M. ET
TALLAHASSEE (FLV) – First Lady Casey DeSantis condemned the news outlet Florida Politics for calling the DeSantis campaign’s new survey for school board races a way to “weaponize” school boards in the 2022 elections.
“Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday rolled out his ‘education agenda,’ the latest sign that the Governor intends to weaponize School Board races in the 2022 cycle,” the Florida Politics article said.
“Weaponizing?! Since when is empowering parents and putting students first ‘weaponizing?’” Casey DeSantis said in response on Twitter.
The DeSantis campaign recently launched the DeSantis Education Agenda: Putting Students First, Protecting Parents’ Rights. It encourages school board members and candidates to take a survey that will show them if they align with the Governor’s school policies.
“Moms & Dads across Florida know that the Gov. Ron DeSantis’ (@RonDeSantisFL) education agenda is about student success, parental rights, & curriculum transparency. We stand for education, NOT indoctrination,” Casey DeSantis said.
The survey includes questions about teacher compensation, workforce development, masking in schools, school choice, increasing school safety measures, banning Critical Race Theory (CRT), and curriculum transparency with parents.
Florida’s Voice reached out to Florida Politics Publisher Schorsch about Casey DeSantis’ comment.
“Before she was an incredible First Lady, Casey DeSantis was an accomplished broadcast journalist. Her editorial notes will always be welcomed at Florida Politics,” Schorsch said.
The DeSantis campaign encourages parents to ask school board candidates and board members how they scored on the DeSantis agenda survey.
The Governor has taken a strong stance against Critical Race Theory in public schools. The Stop WOKE Act bans workplace training or schools from teaching that anyone is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously.
The Governor also signed the Parental Rights in Education Act to prevent K-3 grade students from learning about gender ideology in the classrooms. It also aims to provide parents with more transparency on their child’s educational experience.
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