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Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the Stop WOKE Act bill with a speech in The Villages. Image: Florida Channel
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DeSantis announces ‘Stop WOKE Act’ bill that would let parents sue over critical race theory


Conflating equity training with critical race theory, Governor Ron DeSantis announced a bill called the Stop WOKE Act Wednesday in The Villages. The governor plans to make this hot-button political issue a “big part” of the legislative session starting in January. DeSantis wants to codify in law his ban on K-12 schools teaching critical race theory. The longstanding academic framework — which isn’t taught in the schools — holds that racism is systemic in U.S. history. DeSantis wants to let parents sue if they think the theory is being taught. And he wants to go even further, banning equity training for school staff and making it a civil rights violation for private companies to use the training. “And,” he said, …
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