Florida Government Scraps AP African American Studies Course From School Curriculum
The government of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently blocked an Advanced Placement class focused on African American Studies from being included in the state’s high school curriculum.
The Washington Examiner was able to acquire a letter from the Florida Department of Education’s Office of Articulation to the College Board where it declared that the course is “inexplicably contrary to Florida law and significantly lacks educational value.”
“If the course comes into compliance and incorporates historically accurate content, the Department will reopen the discussion,” Florida Education Department Press Secretary Cassie Palelis remarked in a statement she sent to the Washington Examiner.
Florida has been at the epicenter of a massive culture war struggle in the last two years. In 2021, Florida passed the Stop WOKE Act which restricted the instruction of critical race theory — anti-white hate — in public university settings.
The College Board rolled out plans to offer the African American studies course in 2022 and is going through a trial run in 60 schools during the 2022-2023 school year. The board’s aim is to have the course present in all US school curricula for the 2024-2025 school year. According to the website, the first exam is set to take place in spring 2025.
African American studies are notorious for being laced with massive amounts of anti-white material that’s designed to indoctrinate students and turn them into loyal cultural leftists. It’s good to see a state government crack down on these indoctrination courses.
If the Right is serious about taking back the culture, it will need to punish institutions that promote leftist tropes.