The standards for the states educator’s updated curriculum is another attempt by some White Southern lawmakers to redefine American History….
It will fail….
Black and even some White parents are NOT gonna go along with this…..
Several new actions by the Florida Republican’s Lawmakers, Educators and Gov. DeSantis are on hold, in court, being challenged…..
Florida education officials approved new standards for teaching African American history Wednesday in response to the “anti-woke” policies touted by Gov. Ron DeSantis as critics urged the state to rethink the curriculum claiming that it “only presents half the story and half the truth.”
The new standards, backed unanimously by the state Board of Education, encompass the controversial 2022 law regulating how race can be taught in Florida schools — something that was specifically sought by the Republican governor and presidential contender. Board members and state officials defended the updated curriculum that they say touches on the “darkest” parts of U.S. history against charges by opponents, including the state’s largest teachers union, that the changes are an attempt to “whitewash” what students are learning….
The changes to Florida’s teaching standards come as DeSantis and other state leaders have put an intense focus on what students are learning about race in the classroom….
Several speakers at Wednesday’s meeting pointed to specific pieces of the new standards they considered questionable, joining the Florida Education Association union and the NAACP Florida State Conference, among other groups, in opposing the curriculum they claim will “purposefully omit or rewrite key historical facts about the Black experience.” The opposition included local Democratic state lawmakers Rep. Anna Eskamani (D-Orlando) and Sen. Geraldine Thompson (D-Orlando), who both spoke at the meeting.
Some of the issues raised surrounded standards that include instruction on “how slaves developed skills which, in some instances, could be applied for their personal benefit” and lessons that touch on acts of violence perpetrated “against and by” African Americans.
Further, opponents took aim at how the standards approach Black history lessons for younger students, which largely required them to “recognize” Black inventors, explorers and artists…..
Florida is currently blocked from enforcing its anti-woke law in colleges and universities amid a federal lawsuit that is tied up in appeals court…