Inside Florida’s ‘underground lab’ for far-right education policies

Hechinger Report, May 31, 2023, Kathryn Joyce

In Sarasota County, as school board members battle over book bans, character education, attacks on LGBTQ+ individuals and “woke audits,” students say that “Sarasota is Florida’s underground lab, and we’re its non-consenting lab rats…Any legislation that might be proposed on a statewide or national level is proposed here first.”

“We all understand that we’re facing the destruction of public education.” – Sarasota County school board member