A Florida school district is cutting the classics from its curricula as DeSantis administration makes some passages of Shakespeare a no-go
- In an effort to comply with Florida's expanded-upon "Don't Say Gay" law, one school district is no longer asking students to read Shakespeare in its entirety.
- Originally passed in 2022 and expanded in 2023, the law in part allows parents to object to any materials depicting sexual conduct.
- The law has also led to another school district forbidding teachers and students from using pronouns that don't correspond with their sex at birth.
The Parental Rights in Education Act, nicknamed the "Don't Say Gay" law, was signed by DeSantis in 2022 and was originally written to, in part, prevent public school teachers from discussing gender identity and sexual orientation with students between kindergarten and third grade. DeSantis and the legislature expanded on the legislation in 2023, broadening its scope to students below kindergarten age and up to those in eighth grade.