Florida’s rejection of Black history course stirs debate

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By TERRY SPENCER and ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE
Associated Press

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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1/23/2023 3:21:25 PM (GMT -6:00)

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