A Florida state senator who pushed for a necessary “Victims of Communism Day” in public universities has been tapped as the Sunshine State’s upcoming training chief.
Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday formally recommended Manny Diaz to provide as Florida’s new Education Commissioner.
A Republican from Hialeah Gardens and a former significant school instructor and assistant principal, Diaz would be the initial Hispanic to serve in the job.
“Manny Díaz has performed a great career in the Legislature on education problems ranging from trainer pay to parental rights and preference,” DeSantis claimed in a assertion. “I am self-confident that he will provide our point out properly as the Commissioner of Instruction.”
Recognised as a staunch conservative, Diaz co-sponsored legislation that would mandate an once-a-year lesson on “how victims suffered under these [Communist] regimes by way of poverty, hunger, migration, systemic lethal violence, and suppression of speech.”
The measure passed the Florida legislature and is awaiting DeSantis’ signature.
Diaz also supported moves by DeSantis pushing “eliminating CRT and woke training in Florida schools and organizations,” in accordance to a release.
Because DeSantis appoints the State Board of Training, the advice is probable to consequence in Diaz’s confirmation.
If approved, Diaz will change outgoing Commissioner Richard Corcoran, who will exit the write-up at the conclusion of this month.
“It is an honor to be suggested by Governor DeSantis to provide as the Training Commissioner,” Diaz explained in a assertion. “For my whole occupation I have labored to increase the education and learning technique to serve Florida’s learners, dad and mom and lecturers. I am thrilled to get to operate continuing the mission of the Governor to make Florida the Schooling Condition.”