DeSantis admin rejects African American AP course

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' administration has rejected an African American history course that is set to be a part of the College Board's slate of Advanced Placement courses

in high schools. In a letter obtained by ABC News, the Florida Department of Education rejected the course calling it "inexplicably contrary to Florida law and

significantly lacks educational value." "If the course comes into compliance and incorporates historically accurate content, the department will reopen the discussion," a

Florida DOE official told ABC News. The course is currently being piloted in a small number of high schools across the country with plans to roll out the course for any

high school that wants it in the 2024-2025 school year. "The interdisciplinary course reaches into a variety of fields -- literature, the arts and humanities, political

science, geography and science -- to explore the vital contributions and experiences of African Americans," read a College Board description of the course. MORE: How

conservative and liberal book bans differ amid rise in literary restrictions Some educators and students across the state have told ABC News that they fear DeSantis' effort to

rid schools of so-called "trendy ideologies" will target and erase important curriculum on the racial history of the U.S. from schools. This is just the latest effort in

DeSantis' war on "woke"-ness, or marginalized identities, in education. He has made this a centerpiece of his gubernatorial campaign, and has been speculated to be a potential

2024 presidential candidate for conservatives.