College Board Backs Down After Florida Rejects AP Black History Course Designed To ‘Shoehorn In Queer Theory’
The College Board has reportedly backed down after Florida rejected a High School advanced placement (AP) African American Studies course.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis defended the Florida Department of Education’s (FDOE) rejection on Monday, because its content contained sections on intersectionality, abolishing prisons, and “queer theory.”
He also accused the AP content of being more geared towards “indoctrination” rather than “education.” An upwards battle DeSantis has been ruthlessly fighting against in Florida over the past few years.
Explaining the woke content included in the rejected course, DeSantis said “in the state of Florida, education standards … require teaching black history — all the important things, that’s part of our core curriculum.”
“The issue is we have guideline[s] and standards in Florida,” he added. “We want education, not indoctrination. If you fall on the side of indoctrination, we’re gonna decline. If it’s education, then we will do.”
As DeSantis often does in his statements regarding education, the sunshine state governor was intentional about pointing out the clear lunacy between the course subject and what the College Board was trying to “shoehorn” into the classroom.
“What’s one of the lessons about? Queer theory. Who would say that an important part of black history is queer theory?” DeSantis asked. “That is somebody pushing an agenda on our kids.”
“When you try to use black history to shoehorn in queer theory, you are clearly trying to use that for political purposes,” he added.
DeSantis and the FDOE are strategically wielding political power to fend off against impeding Marxist and woke ideologies from the left. Mainstream outlets will routinely ignore the contents of these courses, and instead run with headlines meant to confuse Americans about what DeSantis actually did.
For example, instead of mentioning intersectionality, abolishing prisons, and queer theory talk, outlets like CNN will run with headlines like “DeSantis administration rejects proposed AP African American Studies class in Florida high schools.”
DeSantis, like most Americans, and especially voters in Florida, has a stance on Black History and how it ought to be taught in public schools that is common sense.
“And we want to do history, and that’s what our standards for black history are. It’s just cut and dried history. You learn all the basics. You learn about the great figures and you know, I view it as American history. I don’t view it as separate history. You know, we have history a lot of different shapes and sizes, people that have participated to make the country great, people that have stood up when it wasn’t easy and they all deserve to be taught, but abolishing prisons being taught to high school kids as if that’s somehow a fact? No. That’s not appropriate.”
In a surprise twist, it’s interesting to watch how quickly the College Board backed down after being rejected.
Now they plan on revising the program, which will likely benefit other states as well.
Woke institutions are always hoping no one will notice.
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