JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Faith and civic leaders will launch a statewide movement to reverse the Florida Department of Education’s decision on African American studies.
Several groups held a news conference Monday morning in Tallahassee. They announced a rally that will take place during the first week of February.
Earlier this month, the state education department rejected African American studies courses from the Advanced Placement curriculum in high school. According to a letter sent to the College Board, the department said the course is “inexplicably contrary to Florida law and significantly lacks educational value.” However, the letter didn’t specify what the agency found objectionable.