Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced his intention to make sure that students in Florida receive a proper education in American history, in particular one that doesn’t include radical left-wing ideas like critical race theory.
DeSantis made the comments during an event Tuesday in Bradenton, Florida during which he outlined plans to persuade the Republican-controlled Legislature to permanently repeal the state’s 6% sales tax on diapers, strollers, and cribs, medical supplies and equipment. The governor also suggested the establishment of one-year tax discounts on home products costing $25 or less, children’s toys and books, sporting equipment used by children up to the age of 18, and four weeks of back-to-school vacations, in addition to the state’s existing summer break.
He quickly pivoted to the issue of Critical Race Theory in public schools, and how he planned to vigorously oppose it in the state of Florida.
In Florida, we require the truth about American history to be taught in our classrooms.
We will not allow schools to twist history to align with an ideological agenda. pic.twitter.com/IlRe6UpC6j
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) September 20, 2022
“You can’t teach history that’s being used to pursure an ideological agenda. You can’t teach that the foundations of our country were somehow evil” DeSantis said “We wanna teach history, all history, it’s got to be accurate though and we are not gunna be in a situation where were taking George Washington’s name off schools, taking down statues of Thomas Jefferson, and that’s what those people who want CRT wanna do” he continued.
DeSantis’s statement come in the wake of the controversy over his decision to fly a group of illegal migrants from Venezuela to the elite liberal resort town of Martha’s Vineyard.