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DeSantis and Trump See Schools as the Path to 2024 Nomination

  • Education has become a key issue heading into 2024 election
  • Trump holds event in Iowa; DeSantis puts spotlight on state
Ron DeSantis
Ron DeSantisPhotographer: Eric Thayer/Bloomberg
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The minute details of a third-grader’s daily lessons are becoming a new battleground in Republican intra-party politics, with potential challenger Ron DeSantis touting his efforts to transform education in Florida and Donald Trump rushing to catch up.

The two top-polling 2024 GOP presidential hopefuls are competing over issues like sex- and health-education classes, gender identity in team sports and how far to go in striking diversity programs and controversial books from K-12 schools and even state colleges and universities.