Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has officially declared war on critical race theory. During an announcement to promote his new proposal to increase funding for civics education in Florida’s school DeSantis said that there was ‘no room’ for critical race theory in Florida classrooms.
DeSantis went on to explain that, instead of radical and dangerous left-wing theories,Florida’s students would learn ‘solid, true curriculum.’
As Fox News reports:
Under the governor’s proposal, teachers who get credentialed in teaching civics would get a $3,000 bonus. Some $16.5 million would be devoted to training teachers and principals in civics education. That training would come from civics “coaches,” in-person seminars and virtual learning.
Around $6.5 million would be used for developing partnerships between schools and governments in an effort to get students interested in public service, and another $17 million would be targeted for developing civics curricula — excluding critical race theory.
“Florida’s civics curriculum will incorporate foundational concepts with the best materials and it will expressly exclude unsanctioned narratives like critical race theory and other unsubstantiated theories,” DeSantis said in announcing his proposal this week.
“Let me be clear: There is no room in our classrooms for things like critical race theory,” he continued. “Teaching kids to hate their country and to hate each other is not worth one red cent of taxpayer money.”