Saturday, March 18, 2023
Ron DeSantis' dystopian vision for Florida public schools includes pretending LGBTQ+ people don't exist, white people have never done anything wrong, and if you don't cower to the bully some organizations afraid of losing contracts have been busy creating ridiculous historic fantasies.
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Yes, The New York Times reports that Studies Weekly, whose curriculum is used in 45,000 schools throughout the country, made a disturbing update to its lesson about Parks's historic Montgomery bus boycott. In the lesson that's currently used, segregation is clearly defined with text that reads: "The law said African Americans had to give up their seats on the bus if a white person wanted to sit down." But in an updated (Florida required by law, and coming to a school near you) version, it's as though race doesn't exist at all. "She was told to move to a different seat," it simply reads.
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