The University of Central Florida (UCF), one of the state's public universities, has a robust program in Women's and Gender Studies. More than 170 current students have chosen to minor in Women's and Gender Studies, a curriculum that "emphasizes intersectional approaches to the study of gender, race, class, ethnicity, and sexuality in national and transnational contexts." The
Hillsdale College sends mass mailings, I have read some of the complete BS they write. Certainly DeSantis changing New College into something like that seems par for the course.
From making military veterans into automatic teachers without degrees, banning books, legislating against minority groups and women, one would think Nazi Germany 1936 was the standard DeSantis and FLA conservatives are using to shape the future.
Yet. AP has a story this Monday morning how DeSantis is the golden boy for the GOP candidate presidential race in 2024.
The thinking man's candidate compared to the MAGAs and Trump? Nationally we could look into the barrel of this cannon. Geezus.
Boycott FLA economically. That's my best advice.
Good story, PI. Four Alarmer.
So I’ve read 3 paragraphs and I wonder why ppl live in Florida? Old white ppl I understand, they care about their immediate needs and nothing else...too bad the death cult are trying to end their lives quicker... I digress, young ppl, women, family’s are getting screwed. Why? I’d rather live in a ditch in a state that actually does things to help me in my ditch! Just makes it hard to get out of bed when I read the article. Back at it...🤢
I subscribe to Hillsdale College. They have lots of ideas. Lots and lots of them., They are against diversity, inclusion, LGBTQ persons, the dreaded CRT, fairness and all of that. They are also FOR guns, butter, money, conservatism and Jesus, not necessarily in that order.
It is quite fascinating to read the screeds and imagine the poisonous and diseased mind (s) who dream this ish up. This in an effort to "know thy enemy." These guys are Nazis for real and we are receiving our forwarning.
DeSantis needs to dumb down the level of post-secondary education in Floriduh in order to make it accessible (and passable) for the dumbed down kids that will be "graduating" from Floriduh high schools. All of the best students and all of the best faculty will flee, leaving these institutions to be led by ideologues and their faculties full of professors with mail order PhDs.
I fear the level of Book Burning in Florida has reached a point where it is now contributing to Global Warming.
Governor DeSantis is terrifying.
Can anyone imagine what a President DeSantis would do??????
Florida colleges receive millions of dollars in federal funds. If this law is passed, that should end. With the changes already, it looks like a bad investment and the money can be better spent to support actual educational institutions elsewhere.
First DeSantis came for the high schools by having his proxies replace school board members, removing books he deemed unacceptable, revoking curriculum he believes is “too woke” and threatening the college board with removal of all AP classes if they don’t bend to his wishes.
Then he came for the colleges and universities by directly replacing the trustees, enacting laws to control pieces of the curriculum, firing at least one college president and now this- the wholesale removal of entire curriculums.
To those who believe that DeSantis should be the next president, I say he is extremely dangerous. He is very disciplined, laser focused and has shown us his authoritarian skills.
"Kudos" to Ron DeSantis for being both an embarrassment as a History major from his undergrad studies and an embarrassment as a fellow Italian-American. Florida really has a winner on their hands, with a number of other peaches in the state legislature.
This is a frantic attempt at total control by De Santis’ Nazi regime.
If I was an educator in Florida I would flee that devil- dealing governor’s state.
For him to decide text message’s , emails, are his property and being used to catch Educator’s not following his diabolical commands, well we know who he is.
If we allow these restrictions as his prerogative, we might as well throw the Constitution out completely.
Oh I know , states rights and all that.
But this is still America and to deny access to our core freedoms is not acceptable on every level.
If he continues w this BS there should be a mass exodus from Florida of educators . Im sure De Santis will find some Nazis that are willing to uphold his racist and derogatory brain storms.
But for all these systems to buckle down under this lunatic, just wrong.
I should not be flippant about this. I grew up in a blue collar area in the 1940’s . This approach to understanding any “divergence” from the norms of this community were “handled”. Suppression , regression, segregation, behavioral suffocation , and cancelation kept everyone and everything “in line”. It was a suffocating world in which we were all alike and all thought the same things. What a waste.
Just waking, scanning this information, coming for a while now from Death (to education, books, libraries, inquiry)
DeSantis. The man thinks he can dictate thought; may be in a quest for the presidency. Maybe he’s having a misogynistic mid-life crisis. He must not be allowed to ascend any further into the world of politics; he cares not about diversity. Nor people; only power. He’s a bully using his current position to take Florida back hundreds of years in inclusive academic studies. Maybe he just wants to recreate MAN IN HIS OWN IMAGE. Good grief, what an egomaniac. Let’s (the voters in Florida and the USA) not let him ascend to the throne he desperately seeks. I surmise the Christian right supports him or do they? He’s cruel; just seeking a bigger bullhorn from which to preach his insanity.
Controlling thinking and molding youth to follow the right-wing agenda is part of Charles Koch’s overall plan aimed at replacing democracy with fascism. You can bet, hand-picked puppets like Ben Sasse are in the wings, awaiting marching orders...
It is becoming more and more obvious. Women need to ban together and take over. People of color should ban together and take over. In fact any person who doesn’t fit the images in the minds of cranky old whites should ban together and take over. In the alternative many Floridians who are none of the aforementioned should leave. And none of the aforementioned categories of people should travel to or do business in Florida. There is something wrong about Florida and it is not just the governor.
War is Peace
Freedom is Slavery
Ignorance is Strength
DeSantis promotes "intellectual freedom in higher education"™
I hope that people can see the parallel between what DeSantis is doing and what's happening in Afghanistan and some other dictatorships in the world. Is this who we want controlling the state or country?????