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Florida Rep. Michael Waltz defended the state’s new Parental Rights in Education law, saying it’s ‘unacceptable’ to teach sexuality to young children, after White House press secretary Jen Psaki called the law “politically charged” and “harsh.”On “Fox & Friends” Tuesday, Waltz told Pete Hegseth the law allows parents to take back control of their children’s education and calls for a return to teaching basics like reading and writing.
REP. MICHAEL WALTZ: We should not be teaching sexuality to 5-year-olds, to pre-kindergartners, to first-graders, second-graders. It’s just unacceptable. That kind of issue, even if it would come up – I know you’re you’re a dad, Pete. So am I – I don’t see that coming up with 5, 6, 7-year-olds. But to the extent it does, that needs to be handled at home, number one.
Number two: Right now, the United States is sitting 31st in the world in math, and I believe ninth or tenth in reading. Let’s teach reading and writing to our kindergartners through first-graders. And, at the core of this, is parents taking their children’s education back. This is a parental bill of rights in terms of taking charge of their education in Florida. And that’s what this bill is going to do. And it’s supported by a majority of Floridians.
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