Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis: "There Is No Room" For "Narratives" Like Critical Race Theory In Our Schools

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday that Florida's school curricula will "expressly exclude... critical race theory" because it "teaches kids to hate their country." "There's no room in our classrooms for things like Critical Race Theory. Teaching kids to hate their country and to hate each other is not worth one red cent of taxpayer money," he said. The governor said that he would use federal money from the latest COVID relief to promote civics education "with foundational concepts" rather than "unsanctioned narratives like critical race theory." "No matter if your family came on the Mayflower or you became a naturalized citizen, [the principles of American freedom] belong to you," he said.