Florida rejects 41% of proposed math textbooks on critical race theory

Florida Department of Education rejected 41% of submitted math textbooks – ‘the most in Florida history’ – because they were deemed ‘ineligible’ for references to critical race theory , the use of Common Core and the “unsolicited addition of Social Emotional”. Apprenticeship (SEL) in mathematics.

In a press release titled “Florida Rejects Publishers’ Attempts to Indoctrinate Students,” the Department of Education noted that most of the rejected books were aimed at students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

“It seems some publishers have tried to paint an old house built on Common Core foundations and indoctrinate concepts like racial essentialism, especially, oddly, for elementary school students” , Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) said. said in the press release. “I am grateful to Commissioner Corcoran and his team at the Department for conducting such a thorough review of these manuals to ensure that they comply with the law.”

According to the release, of the 54 books rejected, 21% were due to “unsolicited strategies,” including critical race theory. An additional 11% were not included because they do not meet Florida educational standards and include critical race theory. Additionally, nine percent do not meet Florida standards.

“We will ensure that Florida has the highest quality educational materials aligned with our nationally recognized standards,” Florida Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran said. “When it comes to education, other states continue to follow Florida’s lead as we continue to strengthen parents’ rights by focusing on providing their children with a world-class education without fear. of indoctrination or exposure to dangerous and divisive concepts in our classrooms. ”

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Overall, 71% of books submitted for grades K-5 were rejected, while 20% of books 6-8 were rejected and 35% of books 9-12 were rejected.

The press release implies some level of deliberate action by book publishers to attempt to inject indoctrination into Florida schools after the outright repudiation of the DeSantis administration.

“It is unfortunate that several publishers, particularly at the elementary school level, have ignored this clear communication and attempted to slip renowned teaching materials based on the Common Core Standards into Florida classrooms,” the statement said. hurry. “Others have included forbidden and divisive concepts, such as CRT tenants or other unsolicited indoctrination strategies.”

Florida Democrats appear to be angry with the rejections, with state Rep. Carlos G. Smith (D) call it is a “crazy right-wing complacency”.

State Representative Anna V. Eskamani (D) was also hysterical on Twitter, saying“I wouldn’t be surprised if Republican leaders in Florida prepare to ban algebra in high schools.”

Breccan F. Thies is a reporter for Breitbart News. You can follow him on Twitter @BreccanFThies.


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