Sneaky attempts to indoctrinate Florida children are exposed

Thanks to increased surveillance by state government, attempts to insinuate socialism and racism into the educational tools of Florida schools have been thwarted.

Reviews of educational materials by the Florida Dept. of Education have resulted in several publishers rewriting the materials, and others being rejected.

Education Commissioner Manny Diaz said reviews of K-12 social studies material resulted in 65 percent being approved. This makes them available for purchase by local school districts.

An initial review found only 19 percent acceptable. The others did not conform with Florida law.

“To uphold our exceptional standards, we must ensure our students and teachers have the highest quality materials available – materials that focus on historical facts and are free from inaccuracies or ideological rhetoric,” Diaz said.

Examples of rejected material can be found here.

Some of the propaganda that would have been put before children included a childish endorsement of socialism and a planned economy (communism): “Instead of being produced to make a profit, goods and services are produced for uses planned by the government. The goal here is to satisfy the needs of citizens without overproducing or creating a surplus of goods. It keeps things nice and even and without unnecessary waste. The societies may promote greater equality among people while still providing a fully functioning government-supervised economy.”

That could have come from Pravda. It doesn’t mention at all that one-fourth of the farm produce in the old Soviet Union rotted in trains run by the government while the people went to grocery stores with empty shelves.

Another glorified the rioting and looting by Black Lives Matter and other radical organizations, while supporting the false Democrat claim of “systemic racism.”

Along with its Parental Rights Law and other measures, the state of Florida is leading the nation. It recently was ranked No. 1 in the nation in education by U.S. News & World Report and the careful attention to truth, accuracy and educational excellence is among the reasons.

Lloyd Brown

Lloyd was born in Jacksonville. Graduated from the University of North Florida. He spent nearly 50 years of his life in the newspaper business …beginning as a copy boy and retiring as editorial page editor for Florida Times Union. He has also been published in a number of national newspapers and magazines, as well as Internet sites. Married with children. Military Vet. Retired. Man of few words but the words are researched well, deeply considered and thoughtfully written.

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