Yet another difference between blue and red states: the way schools are increasingly attempting to shame white students for their race by teaching them to hate their American heritage through curricula like critical race theory.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said this week that critical race theory would not be taught in Florida’s schools as he proposed a boost funding for civics education in the state.
DeSantis proposed a $106 million increase in civics education funding for Florida students after the state received its share of the money from President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill.
Specifically under the proposal, teachers who get credentialed in civics would get a $3,000 bonus, and money would be earmarked for training and curriculum development statewide.
No place for critical race theory
Curriculum would be prohibited from including critical race theory because it is harmful to students and teaches them to “hate” each other and their country, DeSantis said.
“Let me be clear: There is no room in our classrooms for things like critical race theory,” he said while announcing the proposal. “Teaching kids to hate their country and to hate each other is not worth one red cent of taxpayer money.”
Instead, Florida “will invest in actual, solid, true curriculum and we will be a leader in the development and implementation of a world-class civics education,” he said.
Promoters of critical race theory say it is necessary to reduce bias against people of color in the U.S. and that it tells the true story of America’s founding and the role slavery played.
1619 Project not historically accurate
But historians have said that the theory, as described in the New York Times’ 1619 Project, is not historically accurate.
Furthermore, many believe it actually harms race relations and fosters resentments between racial groups that don’t need to be there.
With almost the entire government being dominated by Democrats who subscribe to critical race theory and other ideas like it, states are going to have to follow DeSantis’s example to protect students and others from being brainwashed into following those beliefs.
Conservative state leaders can still fight back against radical left federal policies at this point, unless the federal government takes so much power away from them that they are forced to go along with these harmful ideas.