Will the Stop W.O.K.E. act really stop the woke?

Rei Perez
The Current, Student-Run Newspaper of Nova Southeastern University

Excerpt: In early Dec. 2021, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced his new proposed legislation titled the “Stop W.O.K.E. Act.” The act seeks to halt all mention of Critical Race Theory in Florida classrooms and professional settings by allowing parents and teachers to sue school boards and employees to sue corporations. Legal fees will be paid by the state when it is proven that the corporation or school board is, in fact, dispersing Critical Race Theory. 

Dana Mills, an associate dean of Research and Strategic Planning of the College of Education at Nova Southeastern, University has studied CRT when he was in his doctoral program. Throughout his years of experience training future educators and having his own children in the Florida school system, he has never found anything close to [CRT]. This proposed law is a step in the wrong direction, said Mills.