This Astroturf group is too busy feeling its oats and throwing its weight around to give a fig about kids. The mental health crisis in schools requires mental health help in schools. This time, they are attacking Governor RONALD DION DeSANTIS, who signed the legislation that they hate. This will not go well for them -- Moms for Liberty may soon find itself on DeSANTIS's hit list, or hate list, along with Disney.
From GANETT/Tallahassee Democrat:
Moms for Liberty says no to mental health care in schools, but it's Florida law
“Mental health care is health care Mr. President. That’s why it has NO place in public schools. #ParentalRights,” Moms for Liberty posted on social media.
Moms for Liberty has been a vocal supporter of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his attempt to win the GOP nomination for president – both the governor and Education Commissioner Manny Diaz were guest speakers at the group’s national convention in June.
But Moms for Liberty’s latest item in their parents’ rights agenda collides with the state’s, including DeSantis’, position on mental health in schools.
In a social media post last week, Moms for Liberty wrote “Health care has no place in public schools,” as a response to President Joe Biden announcing his new strategy to improve mental health care by adding more providers and expanding access.
“Mental health care is health care Mr. President. That’s why it has NO place in public schools. #ParentalRights,” Moms for Liberty also posted.
In Florida, mental health care has been a top bipartisan priority since 2018, when a shooter killed 17 children at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.