DeSantis Defends Nixing AP Black History Course

Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday defended his decision to block an Advanced Placement (AP) course centered on black history and activism.

  • DeSantis made in argument  following criticism from the White House.
  • “The issue is, we have guidelines and standards in Florida. We want education, not indoctrination,” said DeSantis, according to a video from a press conference.
  • The governor also argued the state already requires a non-Advanced Placement course on black history.
  • DeSantis focused his argument about the AP curriculum on its inclusion of black queer studies.
  • “Who would say that an important part of black history is queer theory? That is somebody pushing an agenda on our kids. … When you try to use black history to shoehorn in queer theory, you are clearly trying to use that for political purposes,” the governor says in the video.

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