Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Civic Literacy Excellence Initiate just over a year ago. This $106 million proposal aims at making the Sunshine state a national leader in civics education.
This move was a complete contrast from what other states were experiencing thanks to the National School Board Association which instructed school boards across the country to adapt to woke programs like critical race theory, gender theory, and ideas of the infamous 1619 project.
In this proposal, Governor DeSantis announced rewards to Florida teachers who would participate and build on the success of the Florida Civics and Debate Initiative.
“A high-quality education begins with high-quality curriculum, which is why I remain laser-focused on developing the best possible civics education standards,” said Governor DeSantis at the time of announcing this initiative. “This initiative will promote high-quality civics education for Florida students and reward classroom educators who choose to participate in advancing civics education in their classrooms.” He added.
“The Civic Literacy Excellence Initiative is an all-in approach to fully elevate civic literacy and education for Florida’s students and teachers, beyond any state in the nation,” The Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran remarked at the time. “Florida’s continued commitment to lead and foster the values we hope to see in our society will not only help develop great students, but will create humble, civically-minded citizens of tomorrow. We look forward to continuing to work with the legislature on this important priority.” Corcoran added.
Gov. DeSantis, as usual, kept his promise and delivered this legislation in his state and just after a year, the initiative is responsible for a massive liberal outcry across the country.
Several South Florida high school teachers are expressing their outrage as they now have to teach kids about state civics and Christian and conservative principles. According to The Miami Herald, “South Florida high school educators who sat through the first three-day session last week said they were alarmed that the state’s teaching methodology was infused with a Christian and conservative ideology.”
The Herald report went on to share some presentation slides from The Florida Department of Education’s training of educators. The slides show the department focusing on new civics standards that the governor believes are designed to “ensure our students are prepared to be great citizens.”
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