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Florida Department Of Education Rejects Math Textbooks For Referring To Critical Race Theory

They claim the textbooks “contained prohibited topics.”

The Florida Department of Education has announced it’s rejecting dozens of math textbooks submitted by publishers for schools, claiming they “contained prohibited topics” including critical race theory.

According to NPR, the 54 mathematics textbooks make up a record 41 percent of the 132 books submitted for review. Of them, 28 were reportedly rejected because they “incorporate prohibited topics or unsolicited strategies, including [critical race theory],” a statement by the department reveals.

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Scholars describe critical race theory as an examination of racism and its impact through systems, such as legal, housing and education. However, it isn’t taught in K-12 widely.

Twelve of the books were rejected because they did not meet Florida’s benchmark standards, while 14 books were rejected because they included both prohibited topics and failed to meet curriculum standards.

The names of the rejected books were not included.

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