“I was shocked to learn it only protects kids from kindergarten until third grade. Third grade? What about 12th grade or not at all?” Gabbard said in a video posted to her Twitter on Monday. The former congresswoman then turned her sights on the government, saying they have “no place in our personal lives” or “our bedrooms.”
Parental rights, she claimed, “are under attack all across the country,” including in Florida where the “Don’t Say Gay” bill has become a lightning rod for controversy.
“Our schools are failing. 25 percent of high school graduates are functionally illiterate. Now I’m confident that if our schools focused on educating our kids … we would see our literacy rates improve and set our young people up for success,” Gabbard said.
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— Mediaite (@Mediaite) April 4, 2022
When I first heard about Florida’s Parental Rights bill, I was shocked it only protects children K-3. Third grade? How about 12th grade—or not at all. Meanwhile, schools are failing: 1 in 4 graduates are functionally illiterate. Parents should raise their kids, not the government pic.twitter.com/CycF8cKRh3
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) April 4, 2022