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Scholars, Lawmakers Outraged Over DeSantis’ Rejection of AP African-American Curriculum

Gov. Ron DeSantis

Academics and Democratic lawmakers reacted angrily last week after the administration of Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis rejected a new high school Advanced Placement African-American studies course—without even seeing its syllabus—claiming it violates the state’s ban on “woke” education and “lacks educational value.” Some Republican Florida officials said they believe …

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DeSantis Signs ‘Stop WOKE Act’ Into Law

DeSantis signs Stop WOKE Act

by Diane Rado, Florida Phoenix April 22, 2022 Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed HB 7 into law on Friday, an “Intellectual Freedom” measure also referred to as the “Stop WOKE” act. Among critics, it caused immediate condemnation across Florida and states elsewhere. “We believe in education, not indoctrination,” said DeSantis, …

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