Florida just announced that they are going to be rejecting DOZENS of math textbooks because the textbook writers are coopting math books in order to teach Critical Race Theory and other woke politics.
For some reason, Republicans think that math books should be about math and not wokeness.
From The Daily Wire:
The Florida Department of Education announced on Friday that after a recent review, 41% of proposed K-12 mathematics books intended for use during the 2022-2023 public school year did not meet state academic standards due to their apparent inclusion of Critical Race Theory principles and other controversial approaches to education.
"Reasons for rejecting textbooks included references to Critical Race Theory (CRT), inclusions of Common Core, and the unsolicited addition of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in mathematics," Florida's Department of Education said in a statement.
"The highest number of books rejected were for grade levels K-5, where an alarming 71 percent were not appropriately aligned with Florida standards or included prohibited topics and unsolicited strategies," Florida's D.O.E. added.
"It seems that some publishers attempted to slap a coat of paint on an old house built on the foundation of Common Core, and indoctrinating concepts like race essentialism, especially, bizarrely, for elementary school students," Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) said in a statement.
Wokeness has poisoned every level of education. Nearly half of all math textbooks were thrown into the trash because they didn't just teach math.
What in the world does Critical Race Theory have do with teaching math? Absolutely nothing! But if the goal is to create little Marxist revolutionaries, then these textbooks are perfect.
And yes, that's the goal. Not of all teachers, but of MANY teachers and the ones creating these curricula.
"We're going to ensure that Florida has the highest-quality instructional materials aligned to our nationally-recognized standards," Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran said in a statement.
"When it comes to education, other states continue to follow Florida's lead as we continue to reinforce parents' rights by focusing on providing their children with a world-class education without the fear of indoctrination or exposure to dangerous and divisive concepts in our classrooms," Corcoran added.
DeSantis has long been an opponent of Critical Race Theory in classes. In June 2021, the governor called it "poison," while adding that Florida was "happy to have banned it."
While SEL has been around for decades, in recent years, many believe it has transformed into a vehicle for pushing many of the same principles of Critical Race Theory, such as the concept of equity, privilege, and systemic racism.
CRT is thoroughly embedded in every level at public schools. It's endemic. Even things like Social Emotional Learning, while not originally part of CRT has been so corrupted by Critical Theory that it has been rotted out.
And we see in places like conservative Idaho that schools are continuing to teach these things and simply hide it.
In total, 54 books out of 132 proposed books were rejected for K-12 classes. Publishers do have an option to appeal the state's decision.
"I'm grateful that Commissioner Corcoran and his team at the Department have conducted such a thorough vetting of these textbooks to ensure they comply with the law," DeSantis added in a press release.
It's good to see Florida (again) lead the way for conservatives and actually investigate school resources and uphold standards for public education so that it doesn't undermine American society.
DeSantis and Florida continue to show conservatives how it's done.
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