The Florida DOE shared examples showcasing the “problematic elements” of textbooks reviewed for students.
The Florida DOE rejected 41% of submitted math textbooks for including Common Core and CRT teachings, causing Democrats to screech in horror that anyone was standing up to the indoctrination of children.
The examples released by the Florida DOE are shocking and just show that the education system is broken.
“Based on the volume of requests the Department has received for examples of problematic elements of the recently reviewed instructional materials, the following are examples provided to the department by the public and presented no conflict in sharing them,” the Florida Department of Education wrote in a disclaimer along with screenshots from the rejected textbooks. “These examples do not represent an exhaustive list of input received by the Department. The Department is continuing to give publishers the opportunity to remediate all deficiencies identified during the review to ensure the broadest selection of high-quality instructional materials are available to the school districts and Florida’s students.”
Another example that they released describes the Implicit Association Test. This is a test that measures the levels of “racial prejudice” while displaying a graph suggesting conservatives are more inclined to be racially biased.
“What? Me? Racist?” another screenshot from a textbook reads while also discussing the Implicit Association Test.
Another submitted math textbook discussed students’ “social and emotional learning.”
So many educators and political leaders have been crying that CRT is not being taught in schools and that it is all a right-wing conspiracy.
Is it though?
Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has led a push to reform education standards and practices in the state. 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. The textbooks rejected “were impermissible with either Florida’s new standards or contained prohibited topics.”
“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,” DeSantis said in a statement accompanying the announcement. “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.”