Gang. I found lots of articles on this. Most are from Florida media and are very Florida centric. Most of the others exhibit symptoms of that disease spreading through the woke world, i.e., DeSantis Derangement Syndrome. This is the best I could come up with that reports fact. It's a tweet through RCP.
“AP is kind of with the College Board. Who elected them? Are there other people that provide services?” DeSantis said during a Tuesday press conference.
“It’s not clear to me that this particular operator [College Board] is the one that’s going to need to be used in the future.”
The College Board is an organization that provides courses for college credit through the Advanced Placement Program, as well as additional college readiness programs. The College Board also created and administered the SAT.
In January, the Florida Department of Education rejected the College Board’s proposed AP African American studies course, citing critical race theory teachings and an “injection of political ideology.”
The Board released its new syllabus for the course that appeared to have been stripped of several of the state’s concerns.
DeSantis pointed to other services such as the International Baccalaureate (IB) and Cambridge courses where high school students can earn credit, saying they are more rigorous than AP courses.
“So we really believe in Florida, high school students should be able to earn college credits,” DeSantis said.
“Does it have to be done by the College Board? Or can we utilize some of these other providers who I think have a really, really strong track record.”
The governor elaborated on his comments from Monday where he asked lawmakers to reevaluate Florida’s relationship with the College Board.
pb's watching this as an indication of DeSantis’s clout. If some other states follow DeSantis, he could singlehandedly be responsible for breaking the College Board’s monopoly on the AP business.
That part of the story is interesting.
But, this emerging apparent need among the woke to bash DeSantis may very well be the bigger story.
pb's already noted that that gay Guy Curt never heard of theorizes that the woke press in bashing DeSantis and backing off on its TDS, hoping to install Trump as beatable GOP nominee in 024.