This came up in passing in a post we recently did on NBC News reporting on a teacher who was considering quitting at the end of the year because of Texas laws preventing her from talking with students about the mass shooting in Buffalo. She told her students that Texas law required her to present “both sides” of the massacre. Anyway, someone in that thread brought up this piece in the Washington Post:
Although Florida's “don’t say gay” law does not take effect until July 1, LGBTQ teachers felt its impact immediately.
Nicolette Solomon wondered: Could she be herself, and stay a teacher in Florida? https://t.co/ea0WlHodUZ
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 19, 2022
“The climate of homophobia” surrounding Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law upended her calling to be a teacher.
Did you see this?
41st paragraph is where you learn she quit of her own volition. https://t.co/EeuDMkS08g
— Holden (@Holden114) May 20, 2022
We guess teachers are quitting before they get thrown in jail. We wouldn’t have thought twice about the story but it turns out it was covered by The Daily Kos as well. This is one teacher we’re talking about.
Openly lesbian teacher resigns from elementary school job, thanks to Ron DeSantis https://t.co/kJV7XadEo6
— Daily Kos (@dailykos) May 21, 2022
At least The Daily Kos made it clear she resigned right from the top.
I stubbed my toe the other day. Thanks Ron!
— billy jenkins (@IamBillyJenkins) May 21, 2022
Ron DeSantis, winning.
— here for the hypocrisy (@fran2fran2) May 21, 2022
— FebbySfmato (@FebbySfmato) May 21, 2022
— HedleyLamar (@andrewaters2020) May 21, 2022
— Chadly Hustle (@MilkerMagnet) May 21, 2022
— Falignor the Red (@LexRex79653917) May 21, 2022
This is what happens when you base your whole identity on what you are and not who you are.
— My name is Rich. (@therichboutot) May 21, 2022
She teaches 4th grade. Law is specific to K-3
— It’s Ma’am, PhDelightful (@ItsGoneAwry) May 21, 2022
"Solomon taught fourth-graders in the Miami area, where she told the Post she never talked about her wife with students"
So the law doesn't affect her in the slightest, it's just a political stunt…… Got it…..😂🤦
— 𝕻𝖆𝖎𝖓𝖋𝖚𝖑𝖑𝖞 𝕭𝖊𝖒𝖚𝖘𝖊𝖉 (@bjones306) May 21, 2022
It’s what happens when your entire existence is defined by your sexual proclivities and you choose to ram your identity choices down other peoples throats. Good riddance.
— VolatileQueen (@rogersqueen) May 21, 2022
This gay man says good riddance to her. If you can’t leave your sexuality out of the classroom, you don’t belong teaching.
— Storm (@stormrobinson) May 21, 2022
— UnderCvrTherapist 🇺🇸 (@UndrCvrCounsel) May 21, 2022
So the Parental Rights in Education law hasn’t gone into effect yet, and she teaches fourth grade, not third, but she’s resigning? It hardly seems like she was pushed out by any legislation.
NBC News: Laws restricting lessons on racism are making it difficult for teachers to discuss the mass shooting in Buffalo https://t.co/YUDwU0hMAm
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 21, 2022