(Big League Politics) – Critical race theory will not have a place in any public schools in the Sunshine State.
Governor Ron DeSantis announced on March 17, 2021 that Florida’s curriculum will “expressly exclude…Critical Race Theory.” DeSantis declared,“There’s no room in our classrooms for things like Critical Race Theory. Teaching kids to hate their country and to hate each other is not worth one red cent of taxpayer money.”
In his announcement, DeSantis unveiled a $106 million proposal to promote civics education and civics literacy in public schools.
“Our schools are supposed to give people a foundation of knowledge, not supposed to be indoctrination centers, where you’re trying to push specific ideologies,” DeSantis said at a press conference in Naples, Florida.
Under this proposal, the Florida Department of Education will be instructed to set up the Florida Civic Seal of Excellence, which according to News4Jax, is “a new professional endorsement for civics education.” DeSantis announced that teachers who finish the training will be able to receive a $3,000 bonus.
“Let me be clear: there’s no room in our classrooms for things like critical race theory,” DeSantis remarked. “Teaching kids to hate their country and to hate each other is not worth one red cent of taxpayer money.”
Former President Donald Trump has viciously attacked critical race theory, describing it as “toxic propaganda” that will“destroy our country”. In the final months of his presidency Trump instructed all federal agencies to halt all funding to any training that “teaches or suggests” that America is an inherently racist country.
DeSantis believes that critical race theory is capable of fostering division.
“They’re trying to make people view each other based on race, I want to do the opposite, I want to treat people as individuals. I want to treat people based on character, but when you put this curriculum in, it ends up creating more divisions,” he commented.
During his press conference. DeSantis proclaimed that understanding the Constitution has become a “lost art” as of late. The Florida Governor claimed that American universities “engage in these politicized academic fads and offer courses that reflect what’s is really ideology, not actual facts.”
“Having graduating kids with the foundational knowledge to understand what makes America unique understand the principles that people have fought for, is really really important and especially in a time where, you know, we have so much political bitterness,” DeSantis stated.
In addition, DeSantis’ proposal would allocate $16.5 million towards further training, professional development, and classroom support for principals and teachers who go out of their way to promote civics education in their classrooms. Furthermore, News4Jax reported that the program “would also include $6.5 million toward a career pathways program to launch pilots for public service incubators to develop partnerships between secondary schools and government institutions.”
Critical race theory is a poison that must be eradicated from all schools in America. This is the pitfall of public education, which traditionally has not been completely state-dominated, and why the Right must do everything in their power to defund public schools and universities that promote leftist propaganda.
Education reform is a must.