DeSantis Fights a Counterproductive Culture War in Florida’s Schools

Source: Cato Institute
by Cathy Young

“On their face, the ‘principles of individual freedom’ articulated in the ‘Stop WOKE Act’ sound mostly reasonable: most of us will agree that children should not be told that they are presumptively racist because of their skin color or racial identity, or told that they should feel shame and anguish because of racist acts committed by people of the same color or identity in the past. But while the language of the bill makes some attempts to focus on intentionality … laws that attempt to regulate speech and ideas are inevitably open to subjective interpretations. … You could make a solid argument that the ‘Stop WOKE Act’ should actually be called ‘the Safe Spaces for Conservatives Act.'” (05/24/23)