Florida moves ahead on controversial education law

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Education on Monday published a proposed rule designed to carry out part of the controversial new “Parental Rights in Education law,” which critics disparagingly dubbed the “don’t say gay” law.

The law, signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis in March, said instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity “may not occur” in kindergarten through third grade. In older grades, the law prohibits such instruction that is not “age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate” for students in accordance with state standards.

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