Why Florida Kids Are Getting Cheery Right-Wing Indoctrination Videos in Public Schools

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If you mourn the loss of Columbus Day, want less focus on the evils of slavery, and think climate change is overrated, PragerU is for you.

The brainchild of conservative talk show host Dennis Prager, its catchy videos just won approval from the Florida Board of Education for use in all the state’s K-12 public schools, making Florida the first of what the nonprofit PragerU expects will be more red state adoptions of its rightwing ideology.

Prager’s prime audience is kindergarten through fifth grade, with animated portrayals of historic figures like Christopher Columbus, who is shown explaining to future generations that slavery is “as old as time,” and that people should not be judged by standards that change over time. In another video, an animated Frederick Douglass explains slavery is “wrong and evil,” but compromise was necessary “to achieve something great.”

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