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Tue Jan 24, 2023, 07:15 PM

College Board to update AP African American Studies framework rejected by DeSantis, Florida

Source: WFLA

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The College Board, the non-profit organization that designs and manages the Advanced Placement courses in the United States, announced the rejected pilot program of their AP African American Studies course would be updated.

The course was recently rejected from use in the state of Florida, with state officials saying the proposed study course “lacks educational value and historical accuracy.

As submitted, the course is a vehicle for a political agenda and leaves large, ambiguous gaps that can be filled with additional ideological material, which we will not allow,” such as Critical Race Theory.

Additional commentary from Florida Education Commissioner Manny Diaz, Jr. said the state “proudly” mandates the teaching of African American history, but does “not accept woke indoctrination masquerading as education.”

Read more: https://www.wfla.com/news/education/college-board-to-update-ap-african-american-studies-framework-rejected-by-desantis-florida/

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 07:21 PM

1. Does that mean the Collge Board is giving in to educational terrorists?

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 07:27 PM

2. College Board should pull out of FL.

If they give in to this….their credibility is GONE.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 07:33 PM

4. Here's another version from a conservative source that says basically the same thing.

It sounds like Florida educators are bending to DeSantis and the educational terrorists.

College Board to revise AP African American Studies course rejected by DeSantis administration

Florida's Voice/By Lydia Nusbaum

TALLAHASSEE (FLV) – The College Board announced it would update the AP African American Studies course after the Florida Department of Education rejected the initial version due to lack of “educational value” and “historical accuracy.”

The College Board said it would release the course’s “official framework,” which has been in the works since March 2022 to replace the preliminary pilot course framework. The revised program framework is expected to be released Feb. 1, which is the first day of Black History Month.

“Before a new AP course is made broadly available, it is piloted in a small number of high schools to gather feedback from high schools and colleges. The official course framework incorporates this feedback and defines what students will encounter on the AP Exam for college credit and placement,” the College Board said. “We are grateful for the contributions of experts, teachers, and students and look forward to sharing the framework broadly.”

A spokesperson for the Florida Department of Education, Alex Lanfranconi, said the department is glad the College Board recognized that the originally submitted course curriculum is “problematic” and was encouraged by the Board’s willingness to amend.

Read more: https://flvoicenews.com/college-board-to-revise-ap-african-american-studies-course-rejected-by-desantis-administration/


And here's a description of Florida's Voice from https://en.everybodywiki.com/Florida%27s_Voice. It appears to be a right-wing source.

Florida's Voice is an American conservative news website.[1] based in Southwest Florida founded by conservative media personality Brendon Leslie, who is also the Editor-in-Chief [2][3].

Brendon Leslie has over 60,000 followers on the social media platform Twitter [4] and Florida's Voice Twitter account has over 9,500 followers [5]. He was a speaker at the Conservative Political Action Conference in February 2022[6]. He used to report for WINK News in Fort Myers, Florida [7][8]. Before founding Florida's Voice, Leslie operated a website titled "Uncovering SWFL" [9]. He appeared in El American on July 29, 2021 [10].

The organization was rebranded from "Florida's Conservative Voice" to "Florida's Voice" in 2022, being referenced in Fox News [11] and the New York Post [12]. The Daily Mail referred to Leslie as "right-wing journalist" in January 2022 [13] after his reporting of a video depicting United States Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Florida[14].

The company's website discloses that it receives financial support from "business sponsors." Listed sponsors include Seed to Table, run by Alfie Oakes, Sanibel Captiva Patriots, Sunwest All Service Plumbing, Florida Puppies Online, The Redish Agency, Daniel Kowal for Collier County Commissioner, Chris Hall for Collier County Commissioner, C. Elliott Haverlack, and Sellstate.


In addition, there's this. They're trying to indoctrinate the kids. Smart Floridians will object to this shit.


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And for those concerned about the right-wing sources, I know posting them is against the rules here, but I'm not arguing for them but against them. I'm illustrating what the DeSantis mob is doing.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 07:37 PM

5. Power of the almighty dollar... but they will revise and then beat him in court, after minor revisi

As someone in the assessment industry, we all know that the AP program is a giant cash cow for the CB which allows it to fund its non-profit mission and keep the cost the SAT, it's flagship prduct, low.

They were fearful that DeSantis would ban ALL AP classes and tests in Florida. That is a financial that would be far too difficult to bear.

Yes, they are being held hostage.

When I was a teacher I attended feedback panels when they redesigned the AP Science classes. They look at what is being taught in similar entry level college classes and have a committee draft a version one, get feedback , then version two etc.

The basic course to this would be some Intro to African American Studies -- which deSantis is trying to ban in Florida with his fascist legislative agenda. My guess is that they will rework a few things, pilot it in states that are not run entirely by fascists in the state legislature and governor's office and have something that looks like Intro to African American Studies at colleges across the country by sampling (using the athletic conferences) from the MAC (upper midwest), Big Ten, SEC outside of florida, Pac 21 (west coast view), Conference USA to get those mid tier colleges, Big 12 (think about what a class like that might look at like Mizzou or Iowa State), and end up with a good course. It might not have everything that some people teach, because there is a finite amount of class time and testing time, but they will end up with a defensible course that if DeSantis tries to ban in Florida they will have the legal ducks in a row to beat him.

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Response to JT45242 (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 10:36 PM

11. Maybe you're correct, and that would seem to be a reasonable approach.... HOWEVER

I'd just as soon see them tell DeSatan to fuck off and threaten to pull out of Florida if he insists on placating white supremacists.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 07:42 PM

6. fuck these people

i'm lucky because my kids are grown and none of us live in FL. I'm also gobsmacked that desantis gets away with this frank fascism. WTAF

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 08:02 PM

7. what DeFascist is doing is GROOMING while masquerading as GOVERNING

he is a sick WHITE SUPREMACIST PIECE OF SHIT

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 08:18 PM

8. Am I to understand that this is a pilot program

And not the finalized course?
Aren’t pilot programs the ones that want feedback to finalize the curriculum?
Not that it makes a difference in DeSantis remarks, but it does make a difference in if a State rejects to be part of the pilot program, doesn’t it?
Is it additional AP credits (like extra credit if student chose to be part of the pilot).
If this was the finalized, and only Black History AP course available, it’s awful.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 09:07 PM

9. At some point, isn't accreditation going to come into play?

And if public schools lose theirs, I guess students in Florida will have to take vouchers and attend private Christian schools...right?

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2023, 10:10 PM

10. So "update" is now a synonym for "warp?"

Got it. The College Board is comprised of spineless sellouts.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 12:20 AM

12. Florida's revised curriculum will be balanced, faith based and definitely not woke.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 04:06 PM

13. Does that mean they're going back to the "Lost Cause" propaganda?

When it was taught that black slaves in the south were happy-go-lucky because they had a roof over their heads and were no longer living in Africa?

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