Parents across America are waking up to the indoctrination of their children with critical race theory. The leftists deny that indoctrination is taking place, but the parental revolt is building. As you probably already know, critical race theory or CRT uses the lens of race to frame every issue. Some races are “oppressors,” while other races are the “oppressed.”
The proponents of CRT are able to move CRT into the curriculum because too many Americans do not have sufficient knowledge about civics or American history. Many Americans have no idea about the founding of America.
Opponents of CRT are not opposed to students learning about slavery and racism. However, they believe that young Americans should know about the founding of America, why America entered World War II, what happened on D-Day, and America’s continuing war on tyranny both here in our nation and abroad. We want the rising generation to become informed patriots who love America.
Governor Ron DeSantis is a Republican and a conservator who is fighting to keep CRT out of the schools in Florida. He recently signed legislation that prohibits critical race theory from being taught in Florida public schools. This week he signed three more education bills into law. Jarrett Stepman described the bills as follows:
One of the new laws will create a survey to provide a look at viewpoint diversity on Florida’s college campuses, as well as add protections for students’ free speech. Another requires that applicants pass a civics test to enter Florida’s public universities.
The third bill will require public K-12 schools to teach students about communism, totalitarianism, and other political systems that “conflict with the principles of freedom and democracy essential to the founding principles of the United States.”
DeSantis said the following after signing the bills: “It’s crucial to ensure that we teach our students how to be responsible citizens. They need to have a good working knowledge of American history, American government, and the principles that underline our Constitution and Bill of Rights.”
We have a number of people in Florida, particularly southern Florida, who’ve escaped totalitarian regimes, who’ve escaped communist dictatorships to be able to come to America. We want all students to understand the difference; why would somebody flee across shark-infested waters, say, leaving from Cuba to come to southern Florida. Why would somebody leave a place like Vietnam? Why would people leave these countries and risk their life to be able to come here? It’s important students understand that.