Florida approves over 60% of Social Studies instructional materials submissions

Press release from Florida Department of Education

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Commissioner of Education Manny Diaz, Jr. released Florida’s initial adoption list for K-12 social studies instructional materials. The approved list includes state standards-aligned social studies curriculum for every grade level, with 66 of 101 (65.4%) submitted materials approved to date. These textbooks are now available for purchase by school districts across the state.

When submitted materials were initially reviewed upon submission, only 19 of 101 (19%) materials were initially approvable due to inaccurate material, errors, and other information that was not aligned with Florida Law. Since then, the Department has worked directly with publishers, who have updated their materials to comply with Florida’s rigorous standards. For more information, visit https://www.fldoe.org/academics/standards/instructional-materials/.

“Thanks to Governor DeSantis’ and the state’s consistent adherence to high-quality, rigorous, and factual content, Florida continually earns praise as a leader in education, including the recent number one ranking by U.S. News & World Report,” said Commissioner Manny Diaz, Jr. “To uphold our exceptional standards, we must ensure our students and teachers have the highest quality materials available – materials that focus on historical facts and are free from inaccuracies or ideological rhetoric.”

The Department will continue to work with publishers in an effort to include as many textbooks on the state adoption list as possible. Publishers have the ability to appeal any non-adoption decision. Publishers may submit revisions that subject matter experts will review to ensure that the final materials ultimately meet Florida’s bid specifications and align with Florida’s state academic standards.

To access more information regarding instructional materials, including examples of changes, visit: https://www.fldoe.org/academics/standards/instructional-materials/2223-k12-ss-examples.stml.

  • Burning 🔥 books and muffling vital information and dictating what’s being taught in schools sounds 🤔 like and looks like fascism.. its not just a word..its a playbook being used in Florida.. just remember when it’s our turn.. don’t get triggerd when we make sum changes 💯 😌..gerrymandering has insulated alot of seats in Florida..watering down the black vote 🗳 has gotten us this.. boot meets neck..

  • Cheers to Commissioner Diaz and the Florida Department of Education.

    The establishment and adherence to standards is often met with disdain by those who have no standards at all even in their defamatory contempt.

    Education is a good place to establish and enforce compliance with standards which will be a part of every student’s life in the workplace, public safety, healthcare, business and finance, as well as, hopefully, someday, politics.

    The alternative is adopting an anarchy standard (an oxymoron) similar to that being used on the US’s southern border.

    • Thanks for that definition of political correctness as played by our overlords in Tallahassee.

      • Is ‘political correctness’ a dated cliche or a vague label with no standard? In either case it does not diminish the standard nor does it advance an alternative.

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