Florida approves K-12 social studies textbooks after pressing publishers to tweak content


LAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida’s Department of Education as of Tuesday approved dozens of social studies textbooks for use in local schools after initially rejecting many over content the DeSantis administration found objectionable. Pu


lishers in many cases tweaked the content in their books after an initial review from the state, according to the state’s education agency. St


te education officials flagged several potential textbooks for “political indoctrination,” including one lesson urging parents to speak with their children about kneeling during the National Anthem as a symbol representing America. Publishers also amended some of the books at Florida’s urging, such as removing a

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