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Ritchie Torres; Ron DeSantis
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New York Democratic Representative Ritchie Torres criticized Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis after he blocked the introduction of a new Advanced Placement course for high school students focused on African-American studies.

In a letter to the College Board dated January 12, the Florida Department of Education Office of Articulation did not specify what about the program it deemed unlawful and historically inaccurate when it said that as it stands, "the College Board's AP African American Studies course lacks educational value and is contrary to Florida law."

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