November 14, 2021
General News

Florida Political Leaders Warn Nonpartisan School Board Members: Support Our Party’s Causes Or Else

As culture wars over how to teach about race in public schools intensify across Florida and around the country, so has the pressure on school board members to fall in line with their political allies — despite that their elected positions are nonpartisan.

Last week, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis pushed for a new statewide regulation banning the teaching of critical race theory, a discipline that examines how race and racism intersect with history. The state Board of Education adopted the rule last Thursday, despite pushback from educators, students and civil rights groups who alleged the move was meant to whitewash or downplay the most racist chapters of U.S. history.

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