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TALLAHASSEE, Florida (LifeSiteNews) – Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis offered a simple reminder Tuesday of the expectations for the coming school year under rules he enacted prohibiting ideological and sexual indoctrination in public classrooms.

“As students head back to their classrooms this fall, I’m happy to clear up any ‘confusion’ the media may have about appropriate curriculum,” DeSantis tweeted, followed by a checkmark after “Math, Reading, Writing,” and an X after “CRT, Sexualized Content, Transgender Ideology.”

“Florida schools will educate children, not indoctrinate them,” he declared.

Last year, DeSantis announced a state curriculum overhaul that would “expressly exclude unsanctioned narratives like critical race theory and other unsubstantiated theories,” because “our schools are supposed to give people a foundation of knowledge, not supposed to be indoctrination centers, where you’re trying to push specific ideologies.” As a result, Florida has rejected scores of textbooks that fell short of state standards, prompting publishers to revise them.

Earlier this year, DeSantis signed a curriculum transparency law requiring public schools to make classroom materials available for parental review, as well as a Parental Rights in Education law that bans schools from teaching children in kindergarten through third grade about transgenderism and other sexuality-related issues, limits discussions of sexuality for older children to “age appropriate” content, and requires parents to be informed of any changes that could affect their child’s physical, emotional, or mental well-being.

Left-wing activists and their media allies misleadingly dubbed the latter measure a “Don’t-Say-Gay Bill,” framing it as a hateful attack on LGBT teachers and students and scoffing at the notion that it tackles a real problem, despite scores of examples of teachers engaging in LGBT activism in schools.

The governor’s actions to crack down on left-wing proselytizing in education have contributed to a reputation DeSantis has established as one of the most proactive and results-oriented conservative leaders in America, generating interest in him as a possible candidate for president in 2024.

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