“There is no room in classrooms for things like critical race theory”
Ron DeSantis is shaping up to be the model of what a Republican governor should be. This is what leadership looks like.
The College Fix reports:
Governor Ron DeSantis’ new curriculum initiative will promote teaching civics, disavow critical race theory
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, a Republican, recently announced a new initiative to promote civics education.
The “Civic Literacy Excellence Initiative” would create “a new professional licensure endorsement for educators in civics education,” according to a news release from the governor’s office.
Teachers who earn the endorsement would be given a $3000 bonus, according to the details of the proposal. Another $16.5 million would be available for civics education for principals and teachers.
“A high-quality education begins with a high quality curriculum, which is why I remain laser focused on developing the best possible civics education standards,” the governor said in his statement. His proposal still needs to be introduced and passed by Florida legislators.
It will “promote high-quality civics education for Florida students and reward classroom educators,” DeSantis said.
DeSantis also criticized critical race theory, stating ideologies like this have no place in Florida.
“There is no room in classrooms for things like critical race theory,” the governor said during his press conference. Part of his revamping of education in the state will include improving the curriculum, DeSantis said.
“It will expressly exclude unsanctioned narratives like critical race theory and other unsubstantiated theories,” DeSantis said. “Teaching kids to hate their country and to hate each other is not worth one red cent of taxpayer money.”
The Fix reached out to DeSantis’ office to ask about the motivation behind the proposal and his goals for it but did not receive a response in the past two weeks.
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