After a long day of standardized testing, Florida fifth-grade teacher Jenna Barbee decided the students needed a break. She had the students watch a Disney movie, Strange World. Now, Barbee, a first-year teacher in Hernando County is being subject to a "misconduct" investigation by the Florida Department of Education.
I'm sure the ACLU would be happy to represent the teacher in this case. I hope they sue and I hope they win. This is madness.
This is a hate movement targeting gays. It is in America's best interest to not stand for this extremism. It's connected to worldwide authoritarian movements led by Russia and it's allies and designed to divide democratic countries internally in order to weaken them. The goal is for Russia to dominate the world. ("See Keir Giles Russia's War on Everybody.") Moms for Liberty, DeSantis, etc. are pawns in this war led by our enemies.
I’m the parent of a former teacher who worked in NYC and ATL. She quit before this kind of stuff started. She quit because it was a thankless job. She was a middle school math teacher with a masters degree. She loved the teaching but the job became more about behavior management and negotiating between parents and administrators. She worked long hours for an unlivable wage. She had been physically hurt by unruly kids several times. She sat in lockdown situations calming children in silence. And then she said enough. Now she is in medical technology sales...happy and making an amazing salary while working normal hours and respected.
My thoughts are of these teachers. Why would they think this is a career anymore? When a small minority of fringe parents have this type of control over them. We are losing great teachers and mentors. Our kids are being brainwashed and this will affect generations to come. What they hear now a days in school will be planted seeds. Parents send their kids to school for knowledge and enlightenment, not to come home to be deprogrammed.
A first year teacher was chewed up and spit out by a single Moms for Liberty parent and a rouge state government. Where are the other parents that should be standing up for this teacher. Shame on them for not supporting her. Sitting in silence?
“Welcome to Fascist Florida. Come for Mickey, Stay for the Witch Trials!”
This level of hatred, disordered thinking, and factual misrepresentation is apparently virulently contagious. Is Florida the epicenter for American Fascism?
So, they are going to hid their head, along with their kids head in the sand? Find it interesting that the vocal MINORITY in Florida is riding herd over the rest. Think it needs to be pointed out that similar extreme shaming is how authoritarian (yes, Hilter and Mussolini, yup I said it) came into power
"Moms For Liberty" clearly does not do what it says on the tin
What I find truly frightening about what is happening in Florida is that these type of laws keep being passed and expanded, yet the people of the Free State of Florida love their authoritarian governor. Is there going to be any point at which the voters of Florida say “Enough”? Where is the outrage over government overreach?
So how long before Florida decides that kids should never see a movie with a multiracial character, a single mother etc?
Excellent reporting. For anyone paying attention, this was inevitable in Florida.
Moms for Liberty looks like an outlet for angry people who don’t have productive contributions to make. Pawns ripe for easy manipulation, like the bored street-brawlers/ex German soldiers that were some of the early Nazi thugs looking for a cause, and to be led. These people, like Rodriguez, are being “activated”
Mom's 4 Liberty are for anything but. They will liberate your child too. Yes, your child can be free from any influence, anything that will possibly make them think, give them joy, expose them to diversity or show them love. They'll be free of all of that messy humanness and be pure as... never mind.
Mom's for Liberty. What a lie. Liberty for them to discriminate and oppress.
Remember when these people called leftists "snowflakes"?
So when are single parents or pagan parents or really anyone with a couple of brain cells gonna rub two together and decide that cis het culture doesn't belong in their kids's classroom. Come ON.
As of May 23, it will be illegal to show this film, which is suitable for children as young as 8, to 12th graders. Florida is now a backward state.