College Board Admits Mistakes, Slams DeSantis Administration on AP African American Studies Course Comments


FILE - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks after being sworn in to begin his second term during an inauguration ceremony outside the Old Capitol on Jan. 3, 2023, in Tallahassee, Fla. DeSantis' administration has blocked a new Advanced Placement course on African-American studies from being taught in high schools, saying the class violates state law and that it is historically inaccurate. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
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The College Board acknowledged that it made errors in launching its new AP African American Studies course, while blaming Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his administration for spreading “misinformation” and seeking a “political win.”

In a statement, the non-profit pledged its support of Black scholarship saying, “Our inability to raise our voices betrayed Black scholars everywhere and those who have long toiled to build this remarkable field.”

In addition, the organization stated that it should have made it clear that participation in contemporary events, such as Black Lives Matter, reparations, and mass incarceration, was optional. The College Board stated that the new version of the course is an enhancement and not a dilution of the course’s original content.

The new course was rejected by the Florida Department of Education last month.

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