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Florida Rejects 41% Of Math Textbooks Aimed Mostly At K-5
The Florida Department of Education is already following statutory regulations from Gov. Ron DeSantis and the legislature to remove controversial critical race theory curricula and materials from public schools.
On Friday, the department rejected 41% of math textbooks submitted for use – the majority of which were intended for kindergarten through 5th grade – because they contained CRT and other elements judged unsuitable.
DeSantis, a Republican, has led a movement to change the state’s education standards and methods.
What Does Math Have to do with CRT, Anyway?
In line with a 2019 executive order from DeSantis aimed at abolishing Common Core requirements in Florida, the state requested textbook submissions in 2021.