US black history syllabus changed after Florida ‘woke’ claims

A US high school curriculum on African-American history has been revised after conservative critics complained it amounted to “woke indoctrination”.

Florida Republicans argued that a draft version of the new advanced-level course lacked educational value.

The US College Board released the official syllabus on Wednesday removing some of the disputed subject matter.

The National Black Justice Coalition, a civil rights organisation, called the revisions “disturbing”.

The administration of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis – a Republican hotly tipped for the 2024 White House race – announced last month that the draft version of the new Advanced Placement (AP) course would not be taught in the state’s high schools.

Education Commissioner Manny Diaz Jr called the syllabus “woke indoctrination masquerading as education”.

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