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FL Gov. Ron DeSantis Blasts Critical Race Theory, Says it Won’t be Taught in Classrooms

If team-left hated Ron DeSantis before, just wait until they hear about this. 


If team-left hated Ron DeSantis before, just wait until they hear about this. 

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis this week blasted critical race theory, saying there is “no room for it” in his state’s classrooms. 

The republican governor proposed to spend $106 million to support civics in education after receiving a boost in funding from Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus package. 

Under the proposal, teachers who get credentialed in teaching civics would get a $3,000 bonus. Approximately $16.5 million would go toward training teachers and administrators in civics by “coaches,” with seminars both in-person and virtually, Fox News reports. $6.5 million would be used for developing partnerships between schools and governments to get students interested in public service, and $17 million would go toward developing a civics curriculum, sans critical race theory. 

“Florida’s civics curriculum will incorporate foundational concepts with the best materials and it will expressly exclude unsanctioned narratives like critical race theory and other unsubstantiated theories,” DeSantis said. 

“Let me be clear: There is no room in our classrooms for things like critical race theory,” he continued. “Teaching kids to hate their country and to hate each other is not worth one red cent of taxpayer money.” 

Instead, Florida “will invest in actual, solid, true curriculum and will be a leader in the development and implementation of a world-class civics education,” DeSantis said. 

Critical race theory examines the way race and racism influence politics. Indeed, it promotes the idea that racism is everywhere, therefore encouraging people to search for it in every area of society. It serves as a way to continually structure and maintain inequality, while enabling radical racial identity politics. 

President Trump was a major opponent of critical race theory. He even halted critical race theory training in federal agencies, calling it “anti-American propaganda.” 

Immediately upon taking office, to no surprise, Biden signed an executive order reversing the Trump policy.