As the liberal media tried to move on from Critical Race Theory, the state of Florida announced that its Department of Education rejected 54 mathematics textbooks over political and partisan indoctrination concerns.
The rejections amounted to 41% of submitted textbooks from publishers aiming to place these textbooks in Florida’s public schools, according to local media outlet WKMG.
Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis claimed, “It seems that some publishers attempted to slap a coat of paint on an old house built on the foundation of Common Core, and indoctrinating concepts like race essentialism, bizarrely, for elementary students.”
Every five years, the state education agency reviews textbooks by subject and make sure that these textbooks meet the state’s education standards.
WKMG reported that Florida is allegedly third in the country for most incidents of so-called “book bans.” But it cited a dubious, partisan, and biased source in PEN America. The organization was one of many anti-Trump voices during the presidency of former President Donald Trump. It sued Trump over the former president’s threats against partisan media, and settled the lawsuit when the courts threw out four of its five claims about suppressing the press.
School textbooks have been inaccurate for years due to the Left’s infiltration of publishers, such as the Left’s inaccurate claims that frame U.S. history as racist (as was the case of the oft-debunked 1619 Project from the New York Times).
Florida, under DeSantis, is one of the few states leading on the issue of reforming American education at the local and state level. Entrenched teacher’s unions and media outlets try to resist these changes, but to their surprise, have found that parents generally support DeSantis’s proposals.