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Florida Rejects Dozens of Math Books Claiming They Attempt to 'Indoctrinate' Students

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Florida Rejects Dozens of Math Books Claiming They Attempt to 'Indoctrinate' Students

Florida Rejects Dozens of Math Books Claiming They Attempt to 'Indoctrinate' Students

Florida Rejects Dozens of Math Books, Claiming They Attempt to 'Indoctrinate' Students.

A statement released by the Florida education department on April 15 announced the rejection of 54 math textbooks.

Among the "prohibited topics and unsolicited strategies" named by the department that are at odds with FL education standards ... ... are "references to Critical Race Theory, inclusions of Common Core, and the unsolicited addition of Social Emotional Learning in mathematics.".

We continue to reinforce parents’ rights by focusing on providing their children with a world-class education without the fear of indoctrination or exposure to dangerous and divisive concepts in our classrooms, Richard Corcoran, Commissioner of Education, via NPR.

Republican FL Governor Ron DeSantis praised the move.

It seems that some publishers attempted to slap a coat of paint on an old house built on the foundation of Common Core .., Ron DeSantis, FL Governor, via NPR.

... and indoctrinating concepts like race essentialism, especially, bizarrely, for elementary school students, Ron DeSantis, FL Governor, via NPR.

The books that were rejected were not specifically named or cited.

Democratic lawmakers in FL took to Twitter to articulate opposition to the news.

@EducationFL just announced they're banning dozens of math textbooks they claim "indoctrinate" students with CRT.

, Carlos Smith, FL State House Representative, via NPR.

They won't tell us what they are or what they say b/c it’s a lie, Carlos Smith, FL State House Representative, via NPR.

#DeSantis has turned our classrooms into political battlefields and this is just the beginning, Carlos Smith, FL State House Representative, via NPR.

Apparently CRT is being taught in mathematics in Florida, so the @EducationFL has banned some of the math books.

, Shervin Jones, FL State Senator, Twitter.

No, this is not 1963, it's 2022 in the 'Free State of Florida.', Shervin Jones, FL State Senator, Twitter


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