Florida rejects math textbooks over Common Core, Critical Race Theory
TALLAHASSEE, FL- America’s governor strikes again! According to the New York Post, the Florida Department of Education has engaged in a housecleaning of math textbooks which concern themselves more with indoctrination of kids than teaching math concepts.
That indoctrination includes inclusion of critical race theory, along with a number of other prohibited subjects.
The Post noted that the FDE rejected some 41 percent of publisher submissions under a range of reasons, including “references to critical race theory” and adherence to Common Core standards.
“It seems that some publishers attempted to slap a coat of paint on an old house build on the foundation of Common Core, and indoctrinating concepts like race essentialism, especially, bizarrely, for elementary school students,” said Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
The Florida DOE had invited publishers to submit math materials for inclusion in the state’s public school math curriculum in 2021.
According to the DOE, 21 percent of the titles rejected were booted “because they incorporate prohibited topics or unsolicited strategies, including CRT.”
DeSantis famously banned CRT as a component in the curriculum of Florida schools, noting that it is corrosive, focusing on racial differences while minimizing “individual agency.”