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The DeSantis administration sent a letter to the College Board refusing an AP African American Studies course for Florida. The letter stated that the course is “inexplicably contrary to Florida law and significantly lacks educational value.”

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The DeSantis administration sent a letter to the College Board refusing an AP African American Studies course for Florida. The letter stated that the course is “inexplicably contrary to Florida law and significantly lacks educational value.” 

➡️ Act now: p2a.co/glmdanL

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Presently Florida offers AP courses in European History, AP Japanese Language & Culture, and AP German Language & Culture, yet the course on AP African American studies is rejected. The disregard for the lived experiences and contributions of Black Americans is appalling. Additional context and updates on this unfolding situation can be found here: www.forbes.com/sites/alisondurkee/2023/01/23/desantis-defends-florida-rejecting-ap-african-americ...

That is disgusting and disturbing

I hope you click on the Action link above.

Black History is American History but not in Florida. Ron DeSantis is a danger to education and democracy. He must never be President.

Actually DeSantis needs to stop.

Please share! Please take action!

DeStain is anti-American

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🎥 WATCH: The League of Women Voters of Florida and League of Women Voters of Sarasota County host a community conversation addressing a range of topics related to the current state of public education in Florida. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sound will be enabled when the panel officially begins!

Yes. If we all remember the fundamentals of education as our panelist speaks-Maslow. Always keep Maslow in the foundation to guide all our educational principles.

Will there be a recording of this discussion?

Is it feedback from the auditorium mic or is the camera mic not enabled.

He has mic too close to his mouth.Maybe?

Make the public school great again and there won’t be a problem!

I’m fine with a parent taking a voucher but the voucher needs to go to a school that has the same requirements as the public school.

We are fortunate to have many trade options in our county

There is definitely a problem with the microphone. words are dropping, closer to the mike seems to help.

I cannot understand him at all.

Fix the Reverends mic 🎙

Can't understand the speaker

Leave it to the accountant to believe in the free market!!!!

Unable to understand-perhaps the mic is too close?

Yes I had a lot of trouble figuring out how to get connected too. Hope it will now be worth it.

Closed captioning is not hearing him either

Looking forward to this panel.

so glad that live streaming seems to be going to work.

Let the non profits take over the public schools if there is a mass exodus…

When subjects are banned, I want to know why?? What are you afraid of? ? Why would you Not want to learn both sides of every single thing??? Tyrants ban books. 🤔

Let’s come together and be transparent…why not ask all of the audience questions??? Seems like you don’t want to ask the difficult questions…what a joke & waste of time!

Our event will begin shortly. Thank you for tuning in.

Sarasota county has incredible Arts organizations that support our schools. Perhaps getting them to come and speak about who they are and what they offer our schools, would be a much needed reminder. Sarasotaarts.org. Education Foundation of Sarasota , Kennedy Center etc

This bill is more than what's literally stated. It is created to send a message, to intimidate teachers. Ex of classroom libraries is tragic as it keeps students from books and exposure...from connections students might make as they see representations of themselves, for example.

Exactly. Couldn’t agree more. If we used an old theory of Howard Gardners Multiple intelligences, it would be so much easier to keep students out of “silos” and so easy to see all students and how they learn.-Allowing intelligences in all forms to experience educational opportunities available.

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🍎 TONIGHT: We're hosting an in-person community conversation in Sarasota that will address a range of topics related to the current state of public education in Florida.

🎥 Can't join us in-person? Join us here on Facebook for a livestream of the event.
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🍎 TONIGHT: Were hosting an in-person community conversation in Sarasota that will address a range of topics related to the current state of public education in Florida. 

🎥 Cant join us in-person? Join us here on Facebook for a livestream of the event.

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Can't join .. thought it would be online. Registered, FB link doesn't work. What a shame

I am trying to get on the Facebook livestream too

They haven’t begun yet. Maybe refresh your page. It is streaming there.

cannot get on

Shirley Lewis-BrownCan't get on!

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