Ron DeSantis, the GOP governor of Florida, recently blasted critical race theory and vowed that none of the state’s classrooms will feature the highly controversial curriculum.
Per DeSantis, Florida classrooms have “no room … for things like critical race theory,” and that instructing Florida’s youth to hate the United States “is not worth one red cent of taxpayer money.”
Consequently, DeSantis vows that Florida will “expressly exclude” teaching this theory in the classroom.
Gov. @RonDeSantisFL announces Florida’s curriculum will “expressly exclude…Critical Race Theory.”
“There’s 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.” pic.twitter.com/7y2b40GqDk
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 17, 2021
Furthermore, DeSantis is also offering a $3,000 bonus for teachers in Florida, provided that they complete an educational program on civics that emphasizes “foundational concepts” over the critical race theory that has ballooned across national discussion.
Critical race theory has recently come to the stoplight after the 1619 Project, a production of the New York Times. This particular theory teaches students that racism and the founding of the United States are indelibly linked.
Earlier in the year, various government employees in San Diego, California, were forced to take part in critical race theory training. Part of this training included a lecture that declared only white people were racist.
Last fall, the CDC decided to move forward with critical race theory program, even though Trump passed an executive order for government agencies to stop using the theory for training purposes.
Russell Vought, the former Office of Management and Budget Director Russell Vought, noted that Trump wanted to ensure that all government agencies cease using taxpayer funds for highly divisive, anti-American propaganda programs.
Vought noted that these programs “not only run counter to the fundamental beliefs for which our Nation has stood since its inception, but they also engender division and resentment within the Federal workforce.”