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Ron DeSantis’ latest proposal proves he wants only the worst for Florida students

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It seems that yelling at children to unmask and forcing trans students to be outed to their parents aren’t enough for this mess of a governor.Three years after signing a bill allowed public school teachers to be armed, DeSantis is putting forth a new push to militarize the classroom.He now wants to instate any and all underqualified veterans as full-time teachers:.@GovDeSantis on recruiting veterans to the teaching field: “Our veterans have a wealth of knowledge and experience they can bring to bear in the classroom. […] For too long, the requirements to be a teacher have been too rigid.”— The Hill (@thehill) August 14, 2022The governor proposed that any veteran with half a bachelor’s degree worth of credits and a single subject area test should be able to teach–certification be damned!It’s clear that he’s decided that for Florida, this answer to the teachers’ shortage is not better conditions and salary for educators, but less qualified educators in the classroom.Related: Florida students are getting screwed over “Don’t Say Gay” law — now they’re fighting backAccording to DeSantis, the problem with educators in his state (you know, the state with the third lowest literacy rate in the country) is that “the requirements to be a teacher have been too rigid.”He also cites that veterans have “a wealth of knowledge and experience they can bring to bear in the classroom.” While there are undoubtedly areas of knowledge specific to service members, the idea that military training prepares one to teach general studies is a wild one.All of this is especially remarkable coming from a loudly outspoken member of the party that just last month attempted to block the PACT Act, a.

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