Vice News is all for indoctrination in schools—so long as it’s the right kind. Educating children on gender identity is totally fine, says Vice. However, teaching them about communism in a class biased toward democracy? That is simply a bridge too far. In Vice’s opinion, communism has a good side, and it’s false to merely speak about the victims ravaged by an anti-individualist form of government. [tweet_embed] May 12, 2022[/tweet_embed] On Twitter, Vice shared a recent article lamenting Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s efforts to make sure that Florida’s schoolchildren learn about the problems with communism. Florida is a state with a large population of people who know firsthand the atrocities of communism. Many Cuban-Americans fled the Fidel Castro regime, a good number as children sent to America by their parents who were forced to stay behind. “You can’t say gay in Florida schools,” Vice lied, “but Ron DeSantis is mandating teachers talk sh*t about communism.” Florida teachers are forbidden from teaching students about gender identity ideology under 4th grade and prohibit schools from withholding information about a child’s gender identity from that child’s parents. This was common enough practice before the bill that lawsuits are still outstanding in the state, brought by parents who were kept in the dark by school administrators and teachers about the mental difficulties their child was undergoing and exhibiting at school. [tweet_embed] May 12, 2022[/tweet_embed] Vice takes issue with the idea that there should be a mandatory course for all students maintaining the values of democracy, with freedom and justice for all, as the pledge goes, asserting that this is part of DeSantis’s “ongoing effort to turn Florida’s schools into the education wing of the Republican Party.” DeSantis’ Press Secretary Christina Pushaw answered that in their opposition, Vice was instead supporting the regimes of brutal murderous dictators. Vice is one of many Left-wing outlets that had problems with Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Bill, which forbids the teaching of gender identity and sexual education in the youngest grades, and demands that teaching be age-appropriate in upper grades. It makes it illegal for teachers, administrators, and school districts to withhold information about, for example, a child socially transitioning to present as the opposite sex in school. [tweet_embed] May 12, 2022[/tweet_embed] It had been normal in many Florida schools, and is the practice in schools nationwide, to keep a student’s gender identity a secret from that student’s parents, going so far as to call the student by their preferred name and pronouns at school, but by their birth name and sex-specific pronouns when talking to parents.