Florida Senate President Prepares Middle School ‘Parental Rights’ Bill

Republican Florida Senate President Kathleen Passidomo is finally considering expanding the state’s “Parental Rights in Education” law to middle school children based on their maturity level.

“The one thing that I think could be looked at is we ended [the law] at grades one through three. I don’t think I’d be supportive of high school because kids in high school are hopefully a little bit more mature, at least, they should be,” she told reporters earlier this month. “But, the middle school, maybe going to sixth grade or something like that [should be looked at],” she explained.

Leftists hate the law and coined it the “Don’t Say Gay” law. In reality, the bill serves as a barrier between families and teachers who include gender ideologies and questionable training. The law prevents any mature content from being taught to students from kindergarten through third grade and instructs older students to be taught in “age-appropriate” formats.

“I am a parent. Of course, my kids are older, but I want to know what is going on in schools, and I want to be able to be consulted. The schools are not supposed to be raising our kids. It should be the parents, and that is really what the intent of the bill was. They should be able to object to things that they object to,” Passidomo told a local Florida news outlet.

Passidomo stated that high school grades would not be included in the bill expansion. Supporters echoed her beliefs and argued that state education should stay out of gender-related topics for students and leave such education up to parents. Additionally, the Florida legislation could lead the way for curriculum control nationwide.

Leftist outrage erupted over the “Parental Rights in Education” bill. Nevertheless, it passed both houses of the Florida legislature and was signed into law by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Since being enacted, the law has faced challenges from various advocacy groups, including Equality Florida and Family Equality. Students and teachers affiliated with public school systems also cried leftist tears about the law.

Many Floridians should be pleased with the expansion of the law to middle school students, absent advocacy groups attempting to twist it. Despite attempts to paint it as anti-LGBT, even democrat-leaning voters do not support gender education at the grade levels outlined in the law.