TALLAHASSEE,fla – A Florida teacher is under investigation by the state Department of education after what she believes is a targeted attack by a school board member who took issue with a Disney movie shown in her class room.
At a Hernando County School board meeting Tuesday,fifth grade teacher Jenna Barbee alleged school board member Shannon Rodriguez Reported her to the Florida Department of Education for showing her students Disney’s 2022 movie “Strange world”. It is the first Disney movie with an openly gay character.
Barbee,a teacher at weeding waters K – 8,said during public comment the Disney movie tied into her student’s Earth science lesson and didn’t have sexually inappropriate content.
“The word indoctrination is thrown around a lot right now,but it seems that those who are using it as a defence tactic for their own fear based beliefs without understanding the true meaning of the word ,” Barbee said.
Florida educator are prohibited from teaching about gender and sexual identity due to the parental Rights in Education Act, Signed by Govt.Ron DeSantis last year.also known as “Don’t say Gay” by teachers have expressed anxiety and confusion over the vague of wording of the law for fear of loosing their teaching licences or criminal penalties if found in non-compliance.
opponents of the law say the vague wording unfairly targets books and classroom materials with gay and transgender charcter and themes.