Woke professors put Ron DeSantis in their crosshairs after he made this bold move

Mar 7, 2024

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is trying to clean out the rot in higher education.

The Left is not going to loosen its grip on colleges and universities without a fight.

And woke professors put Ron DeSantis in their crosshairs after he made this bold move.

New College of Florida was the poster child for the woke, Marxist indoctrination that had infested much of the country’s higher education system.

The small public liberal arts college became focused on pushing a Left-wing agenda instead of its mission of classical education.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis cleaned house at the college to put it back on the right track.

He overhauled the school’s board of trustees with his own picks, including anti-woke activist Christopher Rufo.

New College was going to become a model for classical education after the school administration was overhauled.

The college’s faculty and students protested over the changes with California Governor Gavin Newsom traveling to the state to support them.

Professors union sanctions college because of Ron DeSantis

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP), a large national professors union, voted to sanction New College after an “unprecedented politically motivated takeover” by Ron DeSantis.

They cited the decision to eliminate the college’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) office called the Office of Outreach and Inclusive Excellence and the gender studies department.

The sanctions have no consequences and are simply an opportunity for the woke professors unions to whine about DeSantis pulling the woke out of the college by its roots.

The AAUP’s website says sanctions “for the purpose of informing association members, the profession at large, and the public that unsatisfactory conditions of academic government exist at the institutions in question.”

New College spokesman, Nathan March, told the Tampa Bay Times that the union has no authority and was trying to generate headlines with the sanctions.

“Their persistent targeting of New College for any change they disagree with is clear evidence that New College is at the forefront of reforming higher education,” March said.

Professors rage at Ron DeSantis

The union claimed that DeSantis’ eliminating DEI “reflects not only a blatant disregard for academic standards of governance and academic freedom but also a discriminatory and biased assault on the rights of racial minorities and LGBTQ communities.”

An anonymous professor issued a threat that was music to DeSantis’ ears.

“The human toll in Florida is catastrophic. We are tired of being demonized by our government. Many of us are looking to leave Florida, and if we don’t, we will leave academia, and nobody wants our jobs. Faculty are suffering. And when we leave, our communities, our students, families—they will all suffer. So, when we fight for faculty, we are also fighting for the people in our communities,” an anonymous professor told the AAUP.

The Left is losing their minds over their stranglehold in higher education being broken. 

DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story. 

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