By Noreen Marcus
Moms for Liberty, the school grievance league with close ties to Gov. Ron DeSantis, has changed public education in Florida – and not for the better, many parents and educators say.
In DeSantis’s war on “woke,” a political term that refers to the belief in systemic racism or other injustices, the Moms for Liberty are his foot soldiers. They’re a force in Republican politics akin to Sarah Palin, John McCain’s 2008 running mate, who called herself “a hockey mom” and said the only difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull is “lipstick.”
DeSantis urges them on. “You just gotta be willing to stand by your convictions,” he said at the Moms’ first summit meeting in Tampa last year. “Now’s not the time to let them grind you down. You gotta stand up and you gotta fight.”
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