FL: DeSantis bans state funding for diversity, inclusion programs at government universities

Source: Fox News

“Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation that bans all state funding for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) programs in the state’s universities on Monday. DeSantis signed the legislation, SB 266, on the campus of New College of Florida, an institution to which he has made drastic changes this year. SB 266 prevents any public university from using state funding to pay for DEI programs, and it also grants university presidents more authority over hiring practices. The bill is DeSantis'[s] latest [stunt to politically leverage supposed] ‘woke’ influences on education. Recent years have also seen him pass legislation that grants parents more authority over their children’s education in elementary, middle and high school [unless he dislikes their choices].” (05/15/23)