The BOE, in June, approved a rule that requires K-12 public schools to teach United States history based on the “universal principles stated in the Declaration of Independence” and at the same time prohibits the teaching of critical theory. Of the breed.
Governor Ron DeSantis issued the original rule based on an executive order, prohibiting teachers from attempting to “indoctrinate or persuade students of a particular point of view.”
Finally, by adopting the rule, the BOE excludes indoctrinated language but cites the CRT prohibiting “fiction or theory disguised as fact, such as critical race theory” in K-12 schools.
However, Republican Rep. Randy Fine said in Palm Bay that there is still too much indoctrination of criticism of race while at the same time asking Florida lawmakers to take it upon themselves to expand and correctly codify the DeSantis order and the rule of law. BOE prohibits it when they meet on January 11 for their 2022 legislature.
Fine said in a statement Wednesday: “Critical race theory is racist at its core and has no place in the state of Florida. The notion that people are good or bad based on the color of their skin works against it. Of everything, our country was founded on. It is insidious, it is evil, and it spreads to make our children hate their country. “
The BOE adopted the rule after DeSantis cited “attempts to teach CRT” in Palm Beach and Sarasota counties and at Jacksonville’s Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, where two separate school cultural gatherings were based, both of which were canceled due to a backlash.
DeSantis tweeted before the BOE adopted its rule in June: “Critical race theory teaches children to hate our country and to hate each other. It is state-sanctioned racism and has no place in Florida schools. The class that woke up wants to teach children to hate each other rather than teach them to read, but we will not allow them to bring a nonsensical ideology into Florida schools. “
Similarly, Fine cited an example of criticism of race taught to children in schools, noting: “As we have seen in Brevard County, radical politicians and bureaucrats are indoctrinating this hatred in our principals, teachers, and, ultimately in the students. “
Fine said that while most are involved in “the biggest public education crisis in history, politicians thought it more important to spend tens of thousands of dollars hiring a CRT coach who declared, ‘White America has an appetite deep and dense by black death and violence against blacks. ‘ The philosophy that these politicians are promoting is disgusting and repulsive, and this legislation will eradicate its root and branch.”