In an interview with Fox News’ Mark Levin on “Life, Liberty, & Levin” which aired Sunday, Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., addressed issues facing parents such as critical race theory in education.
“They want these kids to hate this country,” said the governor. “They want them to reject our founding—our institutions—and they want to replace that with their leftist ideology, which would obviously be disastrous for this country’s future.”
DeSantis introduced the Stop the Wrongs to Our Kids and Employees (W.O.K.E.) Act in December, which would ban critical race theory teachings in schools and employee trainings in the state of Florida.
He told Levin that the legislation will allow parents to sue the school districts that teach critical race theory.
“We’re gonna give parents the ability to go in and get legal relief if they’re not following our state standards with respect to history and government,” said DeSantis.
He continued,” I think empowering parents to be involved, making sure parents have a right to inspect the curriculum—and its not just about critical race theory, where there’s a lot of other inappropriate content that can be smuggled in by public schools—and some parts of the country have it way worse than Florida in that regard.”
Comparably, private employees can sue their employers if they are subject to critical race theory training, a practice the legislation considers a “hostile work environment.”
DeSantis, who has been seen as a top contender for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination, faces daily scrutiny from Democrats and the mainstream media.
When DeSantis recently attended his wife’s cancer treatment in Tampa, Democrats slammed the governor for being “absent,” accusing him of going on “vacation.”
DeSantis told Levin that the corporate media attacking him was a good thing because it meant he was doing his job.
“If the corporate press nationally isn’t attacking me, then I’m probably not doing my job. So the fact that they are attacking me is a good indication that I’m tackling the big issues,” said DeSantis.