FLA Students Walk-Out To Protest DeSantis ‘Hijacking’ Schools

February 23rd, 2023 4:20 PM

Walkouts are just about as effective as petitions. 

Regardless, Florida college students are planning a walkout for Thursday, Feb. 23, to protest Governor Ron DeSantis’ (R) supposed anti-black and anti-gay policies. Yes, this is as dumb as it sounds. 

The Florida College Democrats and Dream Defenders organized the “Stand for Freedom” movement scheduled for noon on the 23rd. It’s in opposition to DeSantis and supposedly as a push to “restore diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in colleges and universities, “ USA Today reported. 

In the “Stand for Freedom” statement/sign up sheet, organizers stated that their “education is being tarnished” by DeSantis and added, “He has displayed a pattern of behavior in which he Hijacks School Systems as he did with the New College of Florida. Marginalizes and Dehumanizes The LGBTQ Community, and portrays an abject Disregard Of The Rights Of Students. He says we are being indoctrinated by wokeness, but we say he is using us in his narrative, and destroying our schools to achieve his vision.”

Talk about drama!

Last month DeSantis did introduce a legislative proposal taking a stand against academic discrimination and indoctrination but nowhere did he “hijack” a school system or “dehumanize the LGBTQ community.” 

Despite what critics are saying, the legislation will actually help diversify schools. Florida Lottery Secretary John F. Davis said the proposal will give all students the opportunity to succeed “regardless of their race, religion, ethnicity, or socio-economic status."

The lefty tantrum is particularly aimed at the part of the legislation that would remove Critical Race Theory from curricula, and dismantle Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) departments. The measure seeks to allow students to succeed in their selected degree, rather than spend time on gender weirdness and farcical "endemic racism." 

“The legislation will ensure Florida’s public universities and colleges are grounded in the history and philosophy of Western Civilization; prohibit DEI, CRT and other discriminatory programs and barriers to learning.” Essentially, DeSantis wants state academic institutions in Fla. to focus on academic excellence rather than indoctrinating victims.

Based on DeSantis’ tract record of caring what critics say, it’s unlikely this unnecessary walk-out will do anything.