HIALEAH GARDENS (CBSMIAMI) — Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed House bill 7 on Friday, banning references to critical race theory in public schools.
The new law, according to the Governor deems CRT training to be an unlawful employment practice and ensures Florida’s K-20 students and employees are not subject to critical race theory indoctrination.READ MORE: Commissioners Approve $2 Million Insurance Settlement In Surfside Condo Collapse
CRT, a way of understanding how racial views shaped public policy in America, has become a flashpoint in public school textbooks.
This week, the Florida Department of Education rejected 54 math textbooks for passages like “are you a racist in a math problem to explain a level of bias.READ MORE: Potential Summer Surge Has Health Experts Urging Vulnerable People To Get 2nd COVID Booster
“The timing is devastating,” said Broward school’s superintendent Dr. Vickie Cartwright.
Cartwright is worried that re-editing the math textbooks will cause delivery delays next august when the new school year starts. “The ordering becomes a problem. I may not have them. How does it help my children,” she said.
CBS4 asked outgoing Florida Education commissioner Richard Corcoran if he thought re-editing the textbooks would lead to delivery delays. He said “no.”MORE NEWS: Ryder Trauma Center’s Medical Director Visits Ukraine To Train Physicians Dealing With Collateral Damage Of Russian Invasion
“We did the same thing with English textbooks last year and everything was fine,” he said.