The Florida Department of Education the rejection of 41% of the proposed K-12 mathematics books intended for use during the 2022-2023 public school year.
“I’m grateful that Commissioner Corcoran and his team at the Department have conducted such a thorough vetting of these textbooks to ensure they comply with the law,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis stated.
🔹The books did not meet state academic standards due to their inclusion of Critical Race Theory principles and other controversial approaches to education.
🔹The statement from Florida’s Department of Education reads: “Reasons for rejecting textbooks included references to Critical Race Theory (CRT), inclusions of Common Core, and the unsolicited addition of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in mathematics.”
“The highest number of books rejected were for grade levels K-5, where an alarming 71 percent were not appropriately aligned with Florida standards or included prohibited topics and unsolicited strategies,” Florida’s D.O.E. added.
“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, especially, bizarrely, for elementary school students,” Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) said in a statement.
🔹54 books out of 132 proposed books were rejected for K-12 classes.
🔹Publishers have an option to appeal the state’s decision.
We are thankful to our incredible sponsors!