Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is fighting against the woke liberal agenda invading Florida’s public schools.
He’s looking at new options for students to earn college credits.
Ron DeSantis is going to war with the College Board and may not offer AP courses in future.
The College Board released a new AP course on African American studies that included “Black Queer Studies,” “Intersectionality and Activism,” “Black Feminist Literary Thought,” and “The Reparations Movement.”
Highschoolers would also be required to read the works of Critical Race theorist Kimberlé Crenshaw and self-proclaimed communist Angela Davis.
The College Board ended up revising the course after DeSantis warned it could violate Florida’s state law that bans state schools from teaching discrimination.
And now DeSantis is re-evaluating Florida’s relationship with the College Board Corporation altogether.
During a press conference, DeSantis said:
“This College Board, like nobody elected them to anything. They’re just kinda there and they’re providing service. And so you can either utilize those services or not and so they’ve provided these AP courses for a long time. But you know, there are probably some other vendors who may be able to do that job as good or maybe even a lot better,” CBS 12 reported.
DeSantis noted that international education programs such as International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Assessment, and dual enrollment classes are alternatives that enable students to receive college credit.
“Does it have to be done by the College Board?” he asked.
“Or can we utilize some of these other providers who I think have a really, really strong track record?”
“It’s not clear to me that this particular operator is the one that’s going to need to be used in the future,” he said of the College Board.
The College Board released a statement in response claiming that DeSantis was slandering them.
“We deeply regret not immediately denouncing the Florida Department of Education’s slander, magnified by the DeSantis administration’s subsequent comments, that African American Studies ‘lacks educational value,’” said the statement.
“Our failure to raise our voice betrayed Black scholars everywhere and those who have long toiled to build this remarkable field.”
The College Board also claimed Florida’s Department of Education was lying when they said they had been in continuous contact regarding the shaping of the AP African American Studies course.
“Our exchanges with them are actually transactional emails about the filing of paperwork to request a pilot course code and our response to their request that the College Board explain why we believe the course is not in violation of Florida laws,” the College Board said.
Due to the College Board dominating the industry of administering exams, they generated over $1.2 billion in revenue in 2020.
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