Episode 409

Whitewash

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May 26th, 2021

22 mins 26 secs

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Gov. Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran are asking the state Board of Education to adopt a new policy to whitewash American history by forbidding the teaching of “critical race theory.”

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

— DeSantis wants schools to stick with the approved version of history and penalize teachers and schools that don't toe the line.

— The number of new COVID-19 cases is way down, but the Florida Department of Health reported 81 new fatalities Tuesday.

— The COVID-19 crisis has decimated Florida's tourism industry, but Dana Young at VISIT FLORIDA says they're going to turn that around, thanks in part to a record-setting budget.

— VISIT FLORIDA will be trying to lure more international travelers by hosting marketing trips to Mexico and the United Kingdom over the summer.

— The COVID-19 crisis isn’t done yet, but Florida TaxWatch says we've already learned a lot, like the toll on our mental health. TaxWatch President Dominic Calabro talks about long-term changes in health care beyond the pandemic.

— And finally, police arrested a Florida Man for dropping a deuce outside a synagogue in Broward County.