Florida Governor Ron DeSantis revealed explicit content from what he referred to as “woke” children’s books, advocating for their prohibition in schools. DeSantis emphasized that such materials, endorsed by Democrats, are still present in California’s educational institutions.

The disclosure occurred during a Fox News debate in Georgia, challenging California Governor Gavin Newsom’s stance on parental rights. DeSantis underscored the importance of ensuring that educational materials are age-appropriate for children in schools.

“The role of the school is to educate kids, not indoctrinate kids,” DeSantis asserted.

“It’s not to impose an agenda.

“It’s to do the basics,” DeSantis continued.

“And what we’ve said in Florida is it’s inappropriate to tell a kindergartener that their gender is a choice, it’s inappropriate to tell a second grader that they may have been born in the wrong body.”

“Now California has that, they want to have that injected into the elementary school.

“My wife and I have a seven, five, and a three-year-old,” he noted.

“We don’t think that that’s appropriate.

“I know most parents do not think it’s appropriate.

“It’s also important to respect parental rights to know what curriculum is being used in the classroom, and everything should be age-appropriate.”

“So this is a book that’s in some of the schools in California,” DeSantis added as he removed printed images from his inside pocket.

“In Florida, this is not consistent with our standards.”

The book is “called, ‘Gender Queer,’” DeSantis explained.

“Some of it’s blacked out,” he noted as he held the images up.

“You would not probably be able to put this on air.

“This is pornography. It’s cartoons.

“It’s aimed at children and it’s wrong.

“So this should not be in schools when people like on the left say that is not age appropriate.”