Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) appeared Saturday night on “Unfiltered,” conservative commentator Dan Bongino’s new Fox News show, where he vowed to take local action against Critical Race Theory.
“We’re not going to support any Republican candidate for school board who supports Critical Race Theory in all 67 counties or supports mandatory masking of school children,” he said in the segment.
“Local elections matter. We are going to get the Florida political apparatus involved so we can make sure there’s not a single school board member who supports Critical Race Theory,” he continued.
The State Board of Education will vote on June 10 on a proposal to remove Critical Race Theory from school curricula. DeSantis already signed a bill into law banning the teaching of Critical Race Theory.
DeSantis told Bongino that his Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran would be taking the lead at the June 10 conference.
“Next week, I have my Commissioner of Education going to the Board of Education banning it – banning any departure from accurate history and following our standards. This is something we’ve got to stay on the forefront of,” he said.
Despite the efforts to end the practice, it continues to creep up in Sunshine State schools, and the governor has launched an all-out offensive against it.
“If we have to play whack a mole all over the state stopping this critical race theory, we will do it,” he said in a press conference in late May. “You can put lipstick on a pig, it’s still a pig.”
“It’s offensive to the taxpayer that they would be asked to fund critical race theory,” he continued. “That they would ask to fund teaching kids to hate their country and to hate each other. We’ll be taking action. Don’t you worry.”
Critical Race Theory teaches American history through the lens of race, generally through concepts like “white privilege,” “institutional racism,” “microaggressions,” and “intersectionality.”
Critics of the practice argue that the curricula is divisive.
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