DeSantis administration rejects inclusion of AP African American Studies class in Florida high schools

Published 12:14 PM EST, Thu January 19, 2023
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at an inauguration ceremony outside the Old Capitol in Tallahassee on January 3, 2023, after being sworn in for a second term.
CNN — 

The administration of Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida is blocking a new Advanced Placement course for high school students on African American studies.

In a January 12 letter to the College Board, the nonprofit organization that oversees AP coursework, the Florida Department of Education’s Office of Articulation said the course is “inexplicably contrary to Florida law and significantly lacks educational value.”

The letter did not elaborate on what the agency found objectionable in the course content. A spokeswoman for the department did not immediately respond to a CNN inquiry. read more



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