Pointing to critical race theory, Florida rejects math textbooks

Posted on AllSides April 18th, 2022
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Florida Republicans have been awfully busy lately. As regular readers know, Gov. Ron DeSantis and the GOP-led legislature have made it harder for Floridians to vote. And made it easier to ban books from school libraries and classrooms. And approved a new abortion ban. And created restrictions on the right to peaceably protest.

But for the Republican governor, an especially notable feather in his re-election cap was a proposal called the “Stop WOKE Act,” which state lawmakers approved in March, which was designed to ban Critical Race Theory in all Florida public schools.

By most accounts, CRT wasn’t being taught in any...

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