The College Board has made instruction on the Black Lives Matter movement optional and cut the Black queer experience from its AP African American Studies curriculum following criticism from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, reports The Miami Herald.
The organization, which offers Advanced Placement courses that can help high school students earn college credit, said Wednesday the changes were made after “intense public debate.”
“The fact of the matter is that this landmark course has been shaped over years by the most eminent scholars in the field, not political influence,” the College Board said in a statement.
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