Only 3 reviewers said Florida math textbooks violated 'critical race theory' rules. Yet the state rejected dozens
Last month, the Florida Department of Education rejected 54 math textbooks, saying that more than half of those books included“ prohibited topics,” including critical race theory and social-emotional learning. - Dreamstime/Dreamstime/TNS

MIAMI — When the Florida Department of Education announced it was rejecting 54 math textbooks, it pointed to a “thorough review” process that found more than half of those books included “prohibited topics,” including critical race theory and social-emotional learning. A Miami Herald review of nearly 6,000 pages of textbook examinations, however, shows just three state reviewers — including a sophomore studying politics at a conservative college in Michigan — said four math books violated a state rule that prohibits the teaching of critical race theory. The state defines the theory as a concep...