DeSantis Hits Back After Florida Given Controversial Honor

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[Photo Credit: By Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America - Chip Roy & Ron DeSantis, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=143831767]

Gov. Ron DeSantis appeared to object to a U.S. News article this week that explained why Florida maintained its position as the nation’s leading state in education for a second consecutive year.

The article, published on the U.S. News website on Tuesday, claimed that the education debate in Florida is among the most contentious in the country and cited controversies involving DeSantis, Republican legislators, and state education leaders as well as policies he has implemented.

“You could tell that they didn’t want to admit that.” DeSantis said during a recent appearance.

The U.S. News article addressed contentious matters, including the limitations imposed by Florida on the teaching of sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as DeSantis’ endeavors to sway school board elections and restructure New College of Florida.

“When the media says you do things that are controversial, that just means you’re doing things that they don’t like, it doesn’t mean it’s actually controversial. What we’re doing, the vast majority of people know, is common sense. But that’s just kind of how they cloak it. But you know, maybe part of the reason we are No. 1 in education is because we’ve been willing to take on those fights and win those fights on behalf of the people of this state.” Desantis continued.

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