The gloves are off in the Sunshine State of Florida, Governor DeSantis against all things progressive.
In what was becoming a purple state, up for grabs every four years, the governor’s strong leadership through the pandemic attracted hundreds of thousands of conservatives to make the move to Florida. In recent polling and voter registration numbers, the new Floridians have moved the state into the solid red column instead.
Recently the left has gotten behind the 1619 Project, an error-ridden attempt to revise how American history is taught, significantly.
The project was created by a racist, Nikole Hannah-Jones, who is a reporter for the far-left New York Times.
Her thesis is America was built on the back of slaves, and that the first group, “twenty and odd” captive Africans, arrived in the Virginia Colony in 1619, making 1619 the real year America was founded, not 1776.
One of the main assertions in her highly disputed material is; “One critical reason that the colonists declared their independence from Britain was because they wanted to protect the institution of slavery in the colonies, which had produced tremendous wealth.”
Yes, Jones’ opinion is that the real reason for the Civil War was that the white supremacists in the new land were unwilling to give up slavery, leading them into a sure-lose battle with the most powerful nation on Earth at the time, Britain. Flat out wrong with no facts to back up her racist assertions.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has announced he is fighting back against the bogus 1619 Project, Social Justice & Critical Race Theory indoctrination.
The popular Republican governor has decided it’s time for teachers in the Sunshine State, to stop the nonsense and teach real, historically verifiable history again.
DeSantis announced that he was establishing a Civic Literacy Excellence Initiative to give better education to Florida students.
Part of it includes training Florida teachers on the true history of America.
Florida.gov is reporting:
“Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced $106 million to establish the Civic Literacy Excellence Initiative. The funding will be used to create and award qualified teachers with the Florida Civics Seal of Excellence, which includes a $3,000 bonus for educators who complete training to earn the endorsement.”
“The funding will also be used for Florida’s civics curriculum and to expedite the implementation of Florida’s B.E.S.T. Standards in Florida’s K-12 public schools.”
“We have a responsibility to ensure our students are prepared to be great citizens,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “That is why we created a new civics curriculum in Florida and are making this important investment of more than $106 million. By July 4, 2026, our country’s 250th anniversary, we will make sure every K-12 student in Florida is educated with our new civics’ curriculum.”
Florida’s new training presents the America that was founded by Pilgrims and other settlers fleeing the tyrannical reign of European monarchs. They were primarily of the Christian faith, promoting the ideals of the U.S. being the city on a hill, giving hope to everyone who hit its shores.
The American teachers, on the other hand, are objecting to the curriculum and claim that it has Christian and conservative ideology infused into it.
Well since American history consists of Christian, conservative leaders, who were the political and civic leaders during the early years of our nation, both groups must be included in the recorded history of it.
The Miami Herald reported:
“When Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the initiative last April, he said that it was designed to “ensure our students are prepared to be great citizens.”
“But several 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.”
Let the battle continue in the formerly purple state of Florida, for Liberty’s sake.
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