Pay close attention to the little things. Don’t look away.
I don’t live in Florida – and yet I couldn’t look away. How did Florida position itself prior to the AP African American History conflict with the College Board? After doing some research, I was struck by how methodically they were implementing changes in their state. They have rejected over 40% of math textbooks because of their new legislation about banning critical race theory and are replacing the leadership at New College to establish a Board majority that will be nominated by the governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis. According to the Washington Post “…at least four more states will review the new Advanced Placement African American Studies course to see if it conflicts with their policies or laws restricting the teaching of race … Arkansas, Virginia, North Dakota, and Mississippi.”