DeSantis saves Florida kids from critical race theory, despite ‘neo-racists’ on Palm Bch Co school board
June 10, 2021 | Robert Jonathan
The Florida Board of Education has officially said no to a form of critical race theory in public schools.
Gov. Ron DeSantis and state Republicans opposed the divisive curriculum which they consider a form of far-left indoctrination.
The newly adopted rule, which occurred after a four-hour meeting Thursday in Jacksonville where about 30 speakers on both sides participated, does not specifically mention critical race theory per se, but the messaging about how U.S. history, civics, and government should be taught is definitive.
The rule reads: “Instruction on the required topics must be factual and objective and may not suppress or distort significant historical events, such as the Holocaust, and may not define American history as something other than the creation of a new nation based largely on universal principles stated in the Declaration of Independence.”
It also clarifies the role of teachers in that they “serve as facilitators for student discussion and do not share their personal views or attempt to indoctrinate or persuade students to a particular point of views.”
In addressing the state board this morning via a remote hookup, DeSantis similarly said “We have to do history that is factual I think it’s important that when we’re doing things like history that it’s grounded in actual fact over narrative…We need to be educating people, not trying to indoctrinate them.”
The victory came in the midst of a national and statewide battle against progressive lawmakers who are trying to push the abusive language of racism on American children.