Some faculty members at the University of Harvard are speaking out against Governor Ron Desantis’ decision to reject an optional Advanced Placement African American Studies Course for high school students.
The controversial change to the course here in the state of Florida has caused nationwide reactions from numerous lawmakers and members of the African American Community.
One professor wrote in the Harvard Crimson that there are numerous positive effects students get when they learn about their history such as attendance, sense of self-confidence, self-efficiency, and graduation rates among other points.
Last month, the College Board cut works from numerous prestigious African American writers and authors from Advanced Placement African American Studies and replaced them with “Black Conservatism”
Desantis is a 2005 Harvard Graduate.