Ana Ceballos, The Miami Herald:
You know, it’s a very concise bill. It is a seven-page bill. But it has divided not just Floridians, but people across the country, as there are different perceptions of what this bill would actually do.
But what this bill really does is it regulates, in essence, school lessons on gender identity and sexual orientation from kindergarten through third grade or in the rough upper grades. they are not age-appropriate, according to state standards that will be written and clarified by the Florida Department of Education by next June.
The Department of Education is headed by someone DeSantis will appoint or the governor will appoint, whoever will be elected in November. And so this bill has been very controversial because a lot of people think that because it’s written so broadly and a lot of it needs to be clarified and defined, could specifically target LGBT students and how teachers and trusted adults in classrooms can communicate on certain topics.