Left-wing union bosses are in big trouble with Ron DeSantis.
After dominating the public education system for decades, their power is finally coming to an end.
And it’s all because DeSantis just delivered one of the biggest school choice victories in American history.
There is almost nothing that teachers’ unions hate more than school choice. It terrifies them because it could lead to teachers leaving unionized public schools for better-paying jobs.
It’s the classic example of something that’s good for teachers and bad for left-wing unions.
Many governors, including previous governors of Florida, have backed away from supporting school choice because they were afraid to get on the bad side of union bosses and their endless pools of money.
But Ron DeSantis isn’t afraid of anything. He dove head-first into this fight and decided to take on the unions directly.
According to Fox News, “Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, R., on Monday signed universal school choice into law, resulting in the Sunshine State becoming the 4th state to pass such a law.”
“Florida House Bill 1 expands available school choice options for all 1.3 million students in Florida by eliminating financial eligibility restrictions and the current enrollment cap.”
In a statement from DeSantis, he said that this legislation will “further cement Florida’s position as the nation’s leader in school choice.”
Take that, liberals. Florida is about to skyrocket in terms of education, leaving Democrat-run states behind in the dust.
This will surely continue the trend of blue-state Americans leaving their hellholes for the conservative paradise of Florida.
Florida Education Commissioner Manny Diaz Jr. said this bill signing is a “monumental day in Florida history.”
“Thanks to Governor DeSantis and the legislature, we continue to be the undisputed leader in school choice. Florida will always make good on our promise to ensure every single child has access to a world-class education,” Diaz Jr. proclaimed.
Just a year ago, not one single state in the entire nation had universal school choice.
That shows how powerful the teachers’ unions were in their efforts to keep their teachers stuck in underpaid jobs with failing schools.
The COVID lockdowns, which Ron DeSantis was one of the most vocal opponents of, were the catalyst for states to implement this legislation.
The Fox News article continues, “Widespread calls for school choice and parental rights have emerged after states implemented lockdown measures during the coronavirus pandemic. School choice became a salient issue after the COVID-19-induced lockdowns sparked a conversation on the scope of the government’s authority and the type of content that should be taught to children from public school curricula.”
Parents finally wised up to what was going on at these public schools, and they took steps to protect their children.
And teachers became sick of seeing their students missing out on important learning because of brutal lockdowns during COVID.
Now Ron DeSantis is taking the side of these parents and teachers.
And he is once again showing that, no matter how much flak he gets from tired old self-interested politicians, he represents the new generation of right-wing warriors against the radical Left.