Florida House committee approves bill to create Communism Education Task Force

(The Center Square) — Florida students could be required to learn about communism and other socio-political and economic systems after a bill advanced in a House committee on Wednesday.

A revised early learning bill also passed the House Education & Employment Committee.

HB 1349 is co-sponsored by state Rep. Robert “Chuck” Brannan, R-Macclenny and state Rep. James Buchanan, R-North Port and would require instruction on the history of communism in classrooms which would commence in the 2026-2027 school year. The bill also creates the Communism Education Task Force.

While introducing the bill to the House Education & Employment Committee, bill sponsor Brannan said that the bill would build on work done at the Adam Smith Center, located at Florida International University.

“[The bill] establishes the Institute for Freedom in the America’s at the Freedom Tower as a part of Miami-Dade College,” Brannan said. “The Adam Smith
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