College Board Slams DeSantis, Department of Education for Lying About AP African-American Studies Course

Vice: “The organization that sets Advanced Placement curricula came out swinging at Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, saying in a statement published Saturday that the state’s Department of Education ‘slandered’ its AP African-American Studies course, and accusing the DeSantis administration of lying about its communications with the College Board.

“The College Board also disputed that it had diluted the course and made contemporary topics like Black Lives Matter and reparations optional only after the Florida governor said the class would be banned from being taught in Florida schools….

“’We deeply regret not immediately denouncing the Florida Department of Education’s slander, magnified by the DeSantis administration’s subsequent comments, that African American Studies ‘lacks educational value,’ said the statement, which is only attributed to the College Board. ‘Our failure to raise our voice betrayed Black scholars everywhere and those who have long toiled to build this remarkable field…