Posted on September 29, 2022

University of Florida History Course Requires an Examination of Privilege for a Grade

Caitlin Mallen, Campus Reform, September 22, 2022

Over the summer, the University of Florida (UF) College of Education offered a history course titled “History of Education in the U.S.” that required students to create a positionality statement on their “personal and educational experiences.”

The statement was worth 10% of students’ grades, The New Guard reported.

The course “explores how issues of race, class, gender, exceptionality, sexual identity, language, geography, and religion have historically impacted U.S. education,” the class syllabus explains.


“I was shocked to find out that the class that was supposed to be about the history of the education system was more focused on telling me how different minority communities have been oppressed by our government,” a student told YAF.