Posted on March 18, 2021

DeSantis Slams Critical Race Theory and Says It Will Have No Place in Florida Classrooms

Andrew Mark Miller, Washington Examiner, March 17, 2021

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis slammed critical race theory and pledged there is no room in his state’s classrooms for the controversial curriculum.

“There’s no room in our classrooms for things like critical race theory,” the Florida Republican said Wednesday. “Teaching kids to hate their country and to hate each other is not worth one red cent of taxpayer money.”

DeSantis pledged that Florida’s curriculum will “expressly exclude” the teaching.

DeSantis also said he is proposing a $3,000 bonus for Florida teachers who complete a civics education program that focuses on “foundational concepts” rather than the critical race theory that has been spreading nationwide.

The critical race theory movement, energized by the New York Times’s recent 1619 Project, deviates from a traditional curriculum and teaches that racism is embedded in the founding of the United States.