AFT’s Weingarten on Florida’s Expansion of ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Law
WASHINGTON—American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten issued the following statement after the Florida Board of Education’s expansion of the “Don’t Say Gay” law:
“Today’s expansion of the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law is a targeted attack on the state’s most vulnerable students, who are already experiencing higher rates of bullying and self-harm. Shame on the Florida Board of Education for doing the bidding of a governor and his political ambitions rather than protecting the children of the state.”
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The AFT represents 1.7 million pre-K through 12th-grade teachers; paraprofessionals and other school-related personnel; higher education faculty and professional staff; federal, state and local government employees; nurses and healthcare workers; and early childhood educators.