PRESS RELEASE:: Florida Educators and Students File Lawsuit Challenging “Stop W.O.K.E.” Law

ACLU, ACLU of Florida, Legal Defense Fund, and Ballard Spahr are representing the educators and students

PRESS BRIEFING TODAY at 12:30 p.m. ET: Lawyers and plaintiffs in this case will offer brief remarks on today’s lawsuit, followed by a question-and-answer period for media. Zoom webinar link is here:

The Stop W.O.K.E. Act imposes harsh penalties — including termination — for educators who have been found to violate the law. However, because the law is so vague, it is extremely difficult for educators to determine what they can or can’t discuss in their classes that might violate the law, leading to a chilling effect in the classroom. This has led educators to change their course offerings or avoid leading class discussions on topics around race and gender inequities out of fear of punishment and losing their jobs.

The complaint can be found here.


Author: Shenel

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