DeSantis to address Florida Board of Education ahead of critical race theory vote


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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WFLA) — Gov. Ron DeSantis is set to deliver remarks to the Florida Board of Education Thursday.

The governor will address the board at 9 a.m., according to a media advisory sent out by his office Thursday morning.

The board of education is scheduled to vote on whether or not to allow critical race theory in classrooms. Critical race theory is an academic approach to explaining how racism functions in American institutions.

Gov. DeSantis has been an outspoken opponent when it comes to critical race theory in Florida classrooms.

“Let me be clear, there’s no room in our classrooms for things like critical race theory,” he said earlier this year. “Teaching kids to hate their country and to hate each other is not worth one red cent of taxpayer money.”

However, some activists, parents and teachers say teaching about racism is necessary in order to combat it.

You can watch the livestream on WFLA Now at 9 a.m.



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