This Week in South Florida: Jenna Barbee

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – The Florida Department of Education has opened what may be the first investigation into a teacher under the brand new law that expands guidelines against sex and gender curriculum through middle and junior high.

The parent who brought the complaint is also a school board member in Hernando County, near Tampa, and lashed out at the teacher during this month’s board meeting.

The issue is a PG-rated Disney movie that Jenna Barbee played for her 5th graders because of its Earth science theme.

One of the characters in the movie is perceived to be gay.

Barbee joined This Week in South Florida host Glenna Milberg to discuss, and their conversation can be seen at the top of this page.

About the Author:

Glenna Milberg joined Local 10 News in September 1999 to report on South Florida's top stories and community issues. She also serves as co-host on Local 10's public affairs broadcast, "This Week in South Florida."