Volusia County gives look at system to flag, remove books from school libraries
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — Schools across the state must put policy and procedures in place allowing people to flag and potentially remove books from school libraries. Volusia County Schools gave its first look at its system during a school board meeting Tuesday night, and parents have a lot of questions about the process. People can flag books and materials in Volusia County Schools’ media centers they feel are inappropriate. READ: The movement to remove ‘pornographic’ books from school libraries, explainedThe district said only about five books have been challenged so far and immediately pulled. READ: ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law confuses some Florida schoolsChallenged books: Texas school district pulls 41 books, including Bible and ‘Diary of Anne Frank’ ad The Keller Independent School District removed any book that was challenged during the last school year, news outlets reported.wftv.com
Seminole County Public Schools seek parents’ input on new textbooks
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — Seminole County schools have begun the review process for social studies and civics textbooks for the 2023-2024 school year.
Next week, the Seminole County Public Schools instructional materials selection committee will meet to discuss which textbooks will make it into the classroom for social studies and civics classes.
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Florida is now picking its social studies textbooks, but how does the process work?
VIDEO: Florida is now picking its social studies textbooks, but how does the process work? Florida is now picking its social studies textbooks, but how does the process work? ORLANDO, Fla. — Some parents may not know that the state is in the process of selecting new social studies textbooks for students. SOURCE: Florida is now picking its social studies textbooks, but how does the process work? Florida is now picking its social studies textbooks, but how does the process work?wftv.com
Florida is now picking its social studies textbooks, but how does the process work?
Florida is now picking its social studies textbooks, but how does the process work? Some parents may not know that the state of Florida is in the process of selecting new social studies textbooks for students. (WFTV)ORLANDO, Fla. — Some parents may not know that the state of Florida is in the process of selecting new social studies textbooks for students. 9 investigates walks you through this process from beginning to end at 5 p.m. Monday on Channel 9 Eyewitness News. Read: Florida’s rejected textbooks: How prevalent was Critical Race Theory, social and emotional learning?wftv.com
Gov. DeSantis Bans Critical Race Theory for 22-23 school year — KnightNews.com
Ron DeSantis that bans educators from teaching certain topics related to race like “Critical Race Theory” has taken effect in Florida public k-12 schools for the 2022-23 academic year. DeSantis signed HB 7, formally called the “Individual Freedom” measure on April 22 after it was passed by the Florida Legislature in March. “We are not gonna use your tax dollars to teach our kids to hate this country or to hate each other,” DeSantis said. Gov DeSantis said he believes the new bill will prevent teachers from making students feel guilt/shame about their race because of historical events. And we’re not gonna tell other kids that they’re oppressed based on their race.”knightnews.com
Students share growing concerns over classroom censorship with Congress
Video: Students share growing concerns over classroom censorship with Congress These students are urging Congress to preserve their freedom of speech and protect their teachers. This week, Congress reviewed these policies and heard some passionate statements from several high school students about this issue. Krisha Ramani, a high school student from Michigan, told lawmakers she has seen firsthand how some of these new policies are affecting her education. READ: How the Constitution teaches students to disagree civillySome of these new state laws will punish teachers who violate them. “Something has gone very wrong when teachers think they will be fired for supporting the concept of diversity,” said Claire Mengel, a high school student from Ohio.wftv.com
Here’s why 54 math textbooks were rejected by the Florida Department of Education
ORLANDO, Fla. — Nearly 6,000 pages of documents released by the Florida Department of Education shed new light on why 54 math textbooks were rejected. The agency said the books included lessons on critical race theory, as well as social and emotional learning. Follow-up questions in other textbooks asking students to reflect on their performance were struck down as being social and emotional learning. READ: Florida’s rejected textbooks: How prevalent was Critical Race Theory, social and emotional learning? READ: Several Central Florida school districts may have to choose new math books for next yearAs of Wednesday, the state added 19 of the 54 rejected books back onto the approved list.wftv.com
Florida’s rejected textbooks: How prevalent was Critical Race Theory, social and emotional learning?
VIDEO: Florida’s reject math textbooks: How prevalent was Critical Race Theory, social emotional learning? Florida’s reject math textbooks: How prevalent was Critical Race Theory, social emotional learning? Notably, officials said, some of the rejections were because the books contained Critical Race Theory. According to the judges, of the more than 5,600 issues in the proposed textbooks, just a handful were due to Critical Race Theory or social and emotional learning, another banned concept. READ: Florida bans ‘critical race theory’ from its classrooms9/ Lastly, there were flags that don’t fit any particular category.wftv.com
Rejected: These are the math books Florida officials claim ‘indoctrinate’ students
Three days after the Florida Department of Education issued a press release proclaiming “Florida Rejects Publishers’ Attempts to Indoctrinate Students,” the state agency released a list of 54 math books it has rejected for use in classrooms.
Virginia Gov. Youngkin's day-one executive orders include investigating Loudon County officials, CRT ban
Virginia’s newly sworn in Republican governor Glenn Youngkin signed 11 executive actions on his first day in office including ending the use of Critical Race Theory, investigating wrongdoing in Loudoun county Virginia, and allowing parents to decide if their children wear masks in schools.news.yahoo.com
Ted Cruz's new e-book on Critical Race Theory argues that seeking equity in the US is really calling for 'discrimination' against white people
Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican of Texas, taught school board candidates that Critical Race Theory is "taking our schools by a storm." Now his lecture is being circulated as an e-book among conservatives.news.yahoo.com
Indiana teacher who exposed CRT teaching put on leave, has email locked, banned from school buildings
An Indianapolis school administrator who went viral for explaining how his district is pushing Critical Race Theory on children has been locked out of his email and Google Drive accounts and been told to work from home because he was causing other staff members “anxiety.”news.yahoo.com
Some Gen Z job applicants are scrubbing campus political activism from their resumes
Gen Z Is the most politically active generation in decades. But some members don't want future employers to know that. As they try to launch their careers, some young job applicants are scrubbing political activism from their resumes to avoid offending future employers.washingtonpost.com
Virginia judge allows parent group's forward motion in petition to oust school board member
A Virginia-based parent organization advocating for the ouster of five Loudoun County School Board members scored a small victory in its bid to remove one member after a judge ruled that the group's recall petition could advance to trial.news.yahoo.com
Texas parents accused a Black principal of teaching critical race theory. The district has now suspended him.
The decision followed several weeks of controversy during which James Whitfield tried to publicly clear his name. Some students have come to their principal's defense as parents demand his termination.washingtonpost.com
Poll: The real reason Republicans are so riled up about 'critical race theory'
The clash over "critical race theory" — aside from whatever the term now connotes in the public imagination — appears to be a supercharged spinoff of a deeper dispute between conservatives and pretty much every other group in the United States.news.yahoo.com
The GOP’s Sharia Law Liars Are Hyping Critical Race Theory Now
Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily BeastSave yourselves! Run from the latest menace unleashed by the Marxist forces of wokeness to indoctrinate our children, replace our democracy, and threaten our cherished American values! Critical Race Theory is right around the corner!If we don’t immediately cancel and ban it, it will soon take over the country and transform our innocent, naive youth into anti-American socialists who reject the gospel of capitalism, believe structural racism existsnews.yahoo.com
EXPLAINER: So much buzz, but what is critical race theory?
Critical Race Theory Explainer FILE - In this May 25, 2021, file photo, a man holds up a sign against Critical Race Theory during a protest outside a Washoe County School District board meeting in Reno, Nev. The concept known as critical race theory is the new lightning rod of the GOP. Yet even those who condemn or seek to ban critical race theory in schools often struggle to define what it is. WHAT IS CRITICAL RACE THEORY? “Critical race theory is not something we teach to students,” said Lisa Luten, a spokeswoman for the school system.wftv.com
State GOP lawmakers try to limit teaching about race, racism
Critical Race Theory States FILE - In this May 19, 2021, file photo, Betty Sawyer joins educators and community activists in protesting Utah lawmakers' plans to pass resolutions encouraging a ban of critical race theory concepts outside of the Capitol in Salt Lake City as both supporters and counterprotesters stand behind her. Tennessee schools will risk losing state aid if their lessons include particular concepts about race and racism. At least 16 states are considering or have signed into law bills that would limit the teaching of certain ideas linked to “critical race theory,” which seeks to reframe the narrative of American history. The latest state to implement a law is Tennessee, where the governor this past week signed a bill to ban the teaching of critical race theory in schools. Brian Kemp wrote in a letter to state education board members that they should "take immediate steps to ensure that Critical Race Theory and its dangerous ideology do not take root in our state standards or curriculum."wftv.com
GOP lawmaker: Three-Fifths Compromise was to end slavery
During lengthy debate on the GOP-controlled House floor, several Black lawmakers expressed concerns about the bill's impact on how certain subjects would be taught in schools, specifically highlighting the Three-Fifths Compromise. Historians largely agree the compromise gave slaveholding states inordinate power over choosing a president — and decisions of the Continental Congress. Lafferty, who is white, stood up and talked at length about what he saw as sparking the compromise. Lafferty’s statement about how the Three-Fifths Compromise was created to end slavery was alarming but the real insult was when the House Republicans clapped for him when he finished his diatribe,” he said. While the House overwhelmingly approved the legislation on Tuesday, the GOP-controlled Senate chamber refused to accept the House bill hours later.wftv.com
Gov. DeSantis knocks critical race theory in push to change civics education in Florida
Ron DeSantis is looking to make changes to Florida’s civics education curriculum. [TRENDING: How to celebrate St. Patty’s Day at theme parks | Florida’s texting-driving law rarely enforced | Massive manta ray photobombs surfer]“We’re releasing a $106 million proposal to make Florida the national leader in civics education,” DeSantis said. — Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) March 17, 2021In making his pitch, the governor also took swipes at critical race theory. According to Purdue University, critical race theory scholarship shows how racism continues to be persuasive and why it denies individuals their constitutional rights. Ad“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 said.