‘Like a Soviet system’: Ken Burns torches Ron DeSantis’ new education bill

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Acclaimed documentary maker Ken Burns on Tuesday torched Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ new education proposals, which he said would severely restrict what teachers could tell their students about American history. During an appearance on CNN, Burns didn’t hold back when laying into DeSantis’ proposals. “They are narrowing the focus of what is and isn’t American history,” he told host Don Lemon. “It’s terrifying. It feels like a Soviet system.” Burns accused DeSantis of trying to essentially shut down open inquiry into American history, which he said was completely contrary to the Enlightenment-ba…

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