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Report: University Of Florida Trains Teachers On How-Tos Of Spotting White Privilege

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Parents in Florida who wonder how wokeism enters their child’s public school classroom may want to look higher up the chain — to the university system.

At the University of Florida, for instance, college students who seek a degree in education must do some time pursuing studies that instruct them on the “inequalities in education associated with ability, gender, language, race, and social class,” according to The College Fix.

The Fix reported on Tuesday that UF features an education course called “Teaching Diverse Populations,” whose curriculum “trains future K-12 teachers to consider ‘oppression, power, and privilege.’”

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They’re also taught “how to create ‘inclusive’ classrooms for LGBT students with material from leftist authors and activists,” The Fix reported.

“Teaching Diverse Populations” includes texts written by Robin DiAngelo, one of the two leading leftist voices promoting the alleged evils of white people as a proponent of Critical Race Theory, and by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, or GLSEN, which advocates for the abolition of law enforcement and which trains its members on how to hide LGBT identities from parents.

DiAngelo, who is white, routinely admonishes other white for their failure to address racism. Recently, as The Fix recalled, she argued,   “People of color need to get away from white people.”

The Fix noted that GLSEN backed student groups that protested against Florida’s new Parental Rights in Education law, which prohibits school districts and classroom teachers from implementing lesson plans in grades K-3 that center on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Alex Nester, of the group Parents Defending Education, told The Fix that Gov. Ron DeSantis needs to take action on UF’s course.

“The university level is where many of our issues in K-12 education began—especially when it comes to divisive race and gender ideology,” Nester said. “It’s incredibly troubling to think that teachers are being told to view people as victims or oppressed based on their race, because that is exactly how they will view their classrooms.”

Nester continued, “Unfortunately, ‘equity’ between these so-called classes will continue to replace academic achievement as the top classroom priority unless and until we address the root of the problem: education certification programs.”

“It is vital for state departments of education to recognize the harmful long-term impacts collegiate education courses have on our future students,” Nester added. “If Florida is where ‘woke’ goes to die, then ‘woke’ must be cut at its roots.”

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