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DeSantis’ education initiative in Florida derided as ‘propaganda’

As one local educator put it, “There was this Christian nationalism philosophy that was just baked into everything that was there.”

By Steve Benen

Many Republicans at the state and local level spent much of last year targeting public education, insisting that the GOP had no choice but to pushback against school “indoctrination.” Going forward, these Republican officials said, curricula and lessons would have to be different.

And what, pray tell, might these changes look like?

Education officials in Texas, for example, are considering curriculum changes, and according to a Texas Tribune report, one group of educators has proposed relabeling slavery as “involuntary relocation” for second grade social studies instruction.

Meanwhile, The Miami Herald had an even more unsettling report on Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Civics Literacy Excellence Initiative.

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Those dynamics came into full view last week, when trainers told Broward teachers the nation’s founders did not desire a strict separation of state and church, downplayed the role the colonies and later the United States had in the history of slavery in America, and pushed a judicial theory, favored by legal conservatives like DeSantis, that requires people to interpret the Constitution as the framers intended it, not as a living, evolving document, according to three educators who attended the training.

Now what do you think this means?

Sunday, July 3rd 2022 at 8:41PM
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