Jenna Barbie, Hernando County First Grade Teacher school District, described in TikTok video The investigation began after she decided to show a group of fifth graders a Disney movie. strange world After completing standardized tests.
“I thought it would be a great opportunity to put the kids’ heads to rest by showing them movies related to what we are learning in school,” Barbie said in the video.
Parents of students will be given permits to watch PG-rated movies during class at the beginning of the school year, Barbie said. She said all of the students’ parents signed the forms with few complaints.
Barbie decided to show it to her students strange world Because she said it was related to their unit on Earth Science and Ecosystems.
“Is there a better way to introduce all of these criteria together with the big lessons of overcoming differences, spreading kindness, communicating and following your dreams?” said Barbie.
She clarified that the LGBT+ characters in the film had “nothing to do” with her decision to show the film.
But due to standardized test days, several other students needed more time to complete their tests, so Barbie took some students from other teachers’ classrooms. .
One of the students was the daughter of a school board member.
When parents and school boards heard about the movie, they reported Barbie to the Florida Department of Energy and held a meeting to voice her views.
Barbie said, “I understand her mindset that she doesn’t want to show this in her house. I’ve never seen that perspective before, so I don’t think it’s a big deal.” No, but when I saw how upset she was, I said to her, ‘I got my lesson.
A fifth-grade teacher said the investigation found the classroom environment to be highly disruptive because an administrator was in her classroom, dragging her out of the classroom and summoning students into the office to “interrogate them.”
Barbie said investigators from the Florida Department of Energy will come to her class next time to take the students outside again and investigate them individually.
Independent has reached out to the Florida Department of Education for comment.
“I have not taught anyone to follow my beliefs, nor do I ever want to,” Barbie said. “But I will always remain a safe person, spreading a message of kindness, positivity and compassion to all.”
last year, Florida enacted law restricting curriculum and books teachers teach it may be taught.
Last summer, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis passed the Parent Rights in Education Act, commonly known as the Parent Rights Act. ‘Don’t Say You’re Gay’ Bill This will prevent teachers from conducting classroom discussions and instruction on gender identity and sexual orientation from kindergarten through third grade.
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