The Department of Education in Florida just banned 41% of mathematics textbooks that have been submitted for use in their public schools.
They cited the inclusion of critical race theory as the main reason for rejecting the books.
Florida governor Ron DeSantis has led the charge in the battle against CRT.
He praised the Department of Education for taking this stance.
Democrats are furious over the decision, and claim that republicans are just trying to attack education.
They also have made claims that republicans are attempting to ‘cover up’ history by banning certain school books.
Republicans have fired back by revealing that some math books in the country contain strange and out-of-place references to race, sex, and gender.
Florida rejects 41% of math textbooks for including CRT, most aimed at K-5 students: 'Impermissible'
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 17, 2022
Fox News has the latest on Florida’s attempts to protect students from CRT propaganda:
Florida’s Department of Education (DOE) rejected 41% of mathematics textbooks submitted for use in the state’s public schools Friday, citing critical race theory and other issues with the texts.
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.”
BREAKING REPORT: Florida bans 54 of its school math textbooks for 'TRYING TO INDOCTRINATE STUDENTS' – Half of the prohibited titles feature Critical Race Theory..
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) April 17, 2022
— New York Post (@nypost) April 16, 2022
Florida officials have blocked 54 math textbook from its K-12 curriculum, claiming some of them contain "critical race theory."
The rejected titles make up a record 41% of the books submitted for review.https://t.co/d3t5V6Jo3T
— NPR (@NPR) April 18, 2022
The Florida Department of Education has rejected 54 math books for containing “prohibited topics” like references to critical race theory, calling it an “alarming” discovery that violates the state’s education standards.https://t.co/yUoeQC3Oqd
— Newsmax (@newsmax) April 17, 2022
Our friends at Newsmax have more on governor Ron DeSantis’ reaction to the decision by the Florida Department of Education:
“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,” he said in the news release.
DeSantis has insisted students should be taught basic subjects in school free of ideological messaging.
CRT was banned from Florida classrooms by the state’s Board of Education in June 2021.
Leftists have taken this story and ran with it in an attempt to paint republicans in a bad light by claiming that CRT doesn’t exist:
Come on @NPR. There is no evidence this allegation about CRT in math books is true. Florida refuses to share the names of the textbooks let alone actual passages.Putting this charge in a headline with the journalism fallback “claiming” but no fact checking spreads disinformation. https://t.co/6GnTKcZcBw
— Joan Esposito (@JoanEspositoCHI) April 18, 2022
Republicans in Florida are now banning math textbooks by baselessly claiming they push “critical race theory.” You cannot make this stuff up.
— No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@NoLieWithBTC) April 18, 2022
BREAKING: The Republican-run state of Florida officially bans 28 math textbooks because some of them supposedly contain "Critical Race Theory," a phrase that has just come to mean any bit of history that Republicans want to cover up. RT IF YOU THINK THAT BOOK BANNING IS EVIL!
— Occupy Democrats (@OccupyDemocrats) April 16, 2022
It is odd that the democrats are claiming that republicans’ true motivation is to cover up history in the guise of calling it CRT.
Last I checked, Math has nothing to do with history…
It is more likely that leftists are just shoving CRT into everything they possibly can in hopes that nobody notices.
Newsmax provided evidence of CRT in math books:
Florida is rejecting more than 40% of math textbooks for containing “prohibited topics” like references to critical race theory. @LeoFeldmanNEWS shared details on Monday's "National Report." pic.twitter.com/YnOajfvnlw
— Newsmax (@newsmax) April 18, 2022
This is what we want to avoid in Florida. The corporate media will gaslight you by claiming CRT isn't really in math instruction, but it is. And it would be here if we didn't have @GovRonDeSantis @EducationFL taking action to prevent it. https://t.co/qwsqbFUVo0
— Christina Pushaw 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) April 18, 2022
Yes, critical race theory has been embedded into math education. pic.twitter.com/egrDayApTs
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) April 18, 2022
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) April 17, 2022