Thank goodness for Florida, where its governor is giving parents a fighting chance in weeding out the radical progressive filth and misinformation that Democrats so very badly want to teach their children in the classroom.
According to Fox News, parents scored another huge win this week after Florida’s Department of Education (DOE) rejected a staggering 41% of mathematics textbooks that were submitted for consideration in being used in classrooms, with the rejected books containing critical race theory narratives or other concerning issues.
“Florida called for textbook submissions from publishers in 2021 in accordance with a 2019 executive order from DeSantis aimed at eliminating Common Core standards in the state,” Fox News noted.
As far as the mathematics textbooks that were rejected, the DOE said the books “were impermissible with either Florida’s new standards or contained prohibited topics.”
Eliminating Common Core
Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has made eliminating the asinine curriculum of Common Core a top priority since being elected. He praised the heads of his DOE in a statement after the books were rejected.
“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,” the statement read.
It added: “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.”
The DOE added: “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.”
The rejection rate of the textbooks was reportedly the highest in Florida’s history.
Publishers can appeal the rejections, but will likely have a tough time, considering what the DOE said was included in many of the textbooks.
“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 state agency said.
Hopefully, additional states follow suit, as it would mean major progress for concerned parents who, until recently, had no idea the amount of radical leftwing garbage contained in what otherwise appeared to be standardized school textbooks.