Why Florida State Board Of Education Bans Teaching Of Critical Race Theory At K-12
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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced on Thursday, June 10, 2021, that the Florida State Board of Education had passed a rule to ban public schools from teaching about critical race theory as part of the history curriculum.
According to UCF Professor Jonathan Cox, critical race theory is a theoretical perspective and practice for examining the role of race and racism in society. But many believe that critical race theory is teaching that United States was founded on racism and that white supremacy is steeped into the nation. Idaho, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee are some of the states that have also banned the teaching of critical race theory. Governor Ron DeSantis said that he wants to prevent educators from teaching kids to hate their country. Governor DeSantis tweeted, in bold italics, below:
“Florida’s education system exists to create opportunity for our children. Critical Race Theory teaches kids to hate our country and to hate each other. It is state-sanctioned racism and has no place in Florida schools.”
The proposed changes to teaching statute, in bold italics, below:
Bar teachers from “… to indoctrinate or persuade students to a particular point of view.“
“..may not suppress or distort significant historical events, such as the Holocaust, and may not define American history as something other than the creation of a new nation based largely on universal principles stated in the Declaration of Independence.”
In the video published on June 10, 2021, “Florida Board of Education considers barring critical race theory from being taught“, below:
Florida Board of Education made the call Thursday detailing how American history should be taught, in the video published on June 10, 2021, “Critical race theory will not be taught in Florida public schools“, below:
In the video published on June 10, 2021, “Emotional debate as Florida Board of Education prepares to vote on restrictions to teaching race…“, below:
In the video published on June 11, 2021, “Ron DeSantis bans critical race theory in Florida, arguing it teaches kids to ‘hate our country’“, below:
To these debates and discussions, I want to remind every one part of the “I Have A Dream” speech of Martin Luther King Jr., in bold italics, below:
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
In order for all of us to be judged by the content of our character rather than the color of our skin, we need to teach our children and future generations the words and principle of “Declaration of Independence” well, in bold italics, below:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
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