He can try to paint a different picture, but Ron DeSantis has done nothing to address a critical teachers shortage – instead, he has injected divisive culture wars and chaos into our children’s classrooms and has threatened to defund school districts
whose leaders disagree with him.
DeSantis politized our classrooms, attacked teachers, and used students as props. He has banned books
and canceled historical events
that don’t benefit him politically. Instead of politicizing schools and making life as difficult as possible for teachers, DeSantis should have invested in public education.
Because DeSantis is more focused on culture wars, Florida had a nearly 10,000
teacher shortage before this school year began. Under DeSantis, Florida ranks 48th
in teacher salary and 43rd
in education funding. 75% of third graders
don’t demonstrate “proficient” reading levels, and fewer than half of high schoolers
are posting desired algebra scores.