Florida’s rejection of Black history course stirs debate
By TERRY SPENCER and ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis reiterated the state’s rejection of a proposed nationwide advanced African American studies course, saying it pushes a political agenda.
At a Monday press conference, DeSantis said the state wants education, not indoctrination.
As an example, he cited the course’s inclusion of a unit on “Black Queer Studies.”
Authors whose works are included in the course told The Associated Press it is DeSantis who is pushing a political agenda.
They say he doesn’t want students exposed to ideas that are contrary to his right-wing philosophy.
The College Board, which is testing the course at 60 U.S. high schools, hopes to roll out the course next year.
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