Systemic Racism as Public Policy and Education

Lessons that deal with critical race theory and the “1619 Project” are not welcome in Florida’s public schools following a State Board of Education vote on Thursday.

At the request of Gov. Ron DeSantis, the board unanimously adopted a rule that, in the words of member Tom Grady, emphasizes historical facts over “fiction, projects or theory masquerading as fact.”

Grady offered an amendment that spelled out critical race theory and the “1619 Project” as examples of two well-known educational approaches that would not be acceptable in classrooms.

Florida rules for teaching history ban critical race theory | Miami Herald

About Stephen E. McGaughey
Resident of the City of Coral Gables

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