CNN Spouts Off About New FL Black History Education Standards

Ana Schau | July 20, 2023
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Thursday’s CNN This Morning featured a segment where hosts Abby Phillip and Phil Mattingly expressed how appalled they were at Florida’s new standards for education in black history. Joined by CNN national correspondent Athena Jones, they spoke about how these “inaccurate” and “ahistorical” changes would disable teachers from teaching “the proper history,” and how they were “very disturbing when it comes to actually teaching accurate history in the schools.”

Phillip started the discussion by explaining the situation and describing one example of the changes. She called the situation “absolutely bonkers,” and noted how the changes were, in her eyes, “incredibly controversial, obviously, but they’re also not correct.”