Florida Approves Controversial Set Of Black History Standards
The Florida Board of Education has approved a controversial set of academic standards for African American social studies classes in K-12 schools.
The standards, which are being released as Gov. Ron DeSantis and other Florida Republicans have continued a crusade against public education, include language that states “slaves developed skills which, in some instances, could be applied for their personal benefit.”
The standards guide says instruction will also include mention of “violence perpetrated against and by African Americans.” It adds that students will be taught to “identify” famous Black people,...