The Associated Press reports:
Incoming Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday named a top Florida schools official as her pick to lead the state’s education agency, the latest signal of the direction of the Republican’s nascent administration.
Sanders tapped Jacob Oliva, a senior chancellor at the Florida Department of Education, to serve as secretary of the Arkansas Department of Education. Sanders’ announcement cited Oliva’s work implementing “DeSantis’ parental rights policies and bold education reforms.”
Critics, who call the rule the “Don’t Say Gay” law, have argued that it marginalizes LGBTQ people and said the legislation’s vague language could stifle classroom discussions.
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The appointment of Jacob Oliva, senior chancellor at the Florida Dept. of Education, suggests Arkansas may try to emulate the sunshine state’s education agenda.https://t.co/M2sgIG9oMy
— WUSF (@wusf) December 30, 2022
Governor-elect Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced Thursday that Jacob Oliva, chancellor of the division of public schools for the state of Florida, will replace Johnny Key as the head of the Arkansas Education Department. pic.twitter.com/rhx7mQsR9X
— Stephen Simpson (@Steve55Simpson) December 29, 2022