Tallahassee, FL - Florida has easily been one of the most proactive in shooting down Critical Race theory education almost one year ago. Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) kicked off his State of the State Address further reinforced the state's ban on CRT in the classrooms.
Along with banning Critical Race Theory from playing a role in public school rooms, Florida was also able to assemble the Parents’ Bill of Rights, adding that we in Florida, "reject the notion that parents shouldn’t have a say in what their kids learn in school. Indeed, Florida law should provide parents with the right to review the curriculum used in their children’s schools."
Gov. DeSantis elaborated, leading into his point on CRT, "We should provide parents with recourse so that state standards are enforced, such as Florida’s prohibition on infusing subjects with critical race theory in our classrooms."
As per usual during a State of the State address, the governor invited a guest to compliment his statements on CRT. In the audience today sat Quisha King. King is a mother from Duval County, FL who DeSantis credited for joining "moms all across Florida and America to speak out against divisive ideologies like CRT."
"These moms are standing up for a principle that is the policy of the state of Florida: Our tax dollars should not be used to teach our kids to hate our country or to hate each other," said DeSantis.
Last year, CRT which is mostly instructed in academic research and graduate school education became a defining policy position over night. Just this week, State Rep. Carlos G. Smith (D-49) insisted that the opposition to CRT, "know very well is not actually taught in Florida."