A liberal teacher that was highlighted by the “Libs of TikTok” account said that the media needed to be less reactionary and added that kids are “dying” because of the debate over the Florida parental rights law.
Florida teacher Ravi Ramirez told Brian Stelter on CNN+ that she was criticized by trolls online after the Libs of TikTok account posted her video complaining about the Florida law.
Ramirez told Stelter that the media should not engage in “reactionary behavior” and instead report the facts.
“Already, teachers have lost jobs. Many teachers have had to take down safe spaces, posters from their classroom. Many of them have had to change the way they speak to their kids. So I think focusing on the human impact of these black and white letters on a piece of paper, you know what is this doing to our family, what is this doing to our teachers, the stress levels,” Ramirez said.
“I think it’s too much and I think it’s a personal attack on public education in general. They want to privatize education. They don’t want to make education accessible to all people. So it’s important to ensure that, you know, we don’t want to get reactionary behavior, which is very human and normal, but provide the facts, but never forget the real impacts,” she continued.
“You know, kids are dying because of this and that’s my biggest concern,” Ramirez claimed without evidence.
“I want to save kids lives. If I acknowledge one child and letting them know that they are safe with me, and that they are loved by me, that can make such a huge difference, it can change and save their lives, so let’s not let them forget that,” she concluded.
The segment with Ramirez was a lazy and sloppy regurgitation of liberal talking points against the Florida law. Stelter also appeared to justify the creator of the Libs of TikTok account being doxxed by the Washington Post in the segment.