Gov. DeSantis: ‘There Is No Room In Our Classrooms For Things Like Critical Race Theory’

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Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday that the state’s educational curriculum would not include courses that teach Critical Race Theory (CRT).

“Florida civics curriculum will incorporate foundational concepts with the best materials, and it will expressly exclude unsanctioned narratives like Critical Race Theory and other unsubstantiated theories,” DeSantis announced during a press conference.

“Let me be clear, there is no room in our classrooms for things like Critical Race Theory. Teaching kids to hate their country and to hate each other is not worth one red cent of taxpayer money,” DeSantis continued.

“So, we will invest in actual, solid true curriculum and we will be a leader in the development and implementation of a world-class civics education.” (RELATED: REPORT: Public School Instructs Third Graders To Deconstruct Their Racial And Sexual Identifies To Understand ‘Power And Privilege’)

CRT holds that America is fundamentally racist, and it teaches students to view every social interaction and person in terms of race. Its adherents pursue the goal of “Anti Racism” through the end of merit, objectivity and the adoption of race-based policies.

As more schools have begun adding race-based courses to their curriculum, parents have shared their concerns about what their children are being taught.

In September 2020, former President Donald Trump announced that he was ending these types of courses for federal employees, labeling them as “divisive,” and “anti-American propaganda.”