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Fri Jan 26, 2024, 01:41 PM Jan 2024

Ron DeSantis condemned as Florida removes sociology as core college class

Source: The Guardian

Ron DeSantis condemned as Florida removes sociology as core college class

Board of education replaces course at 12 public universities with own US history curriculum, in latest ‘anti-woke’ attack

Richard Luscombe in Miami
Fri 26 Jan 2024 16.27 GMT
Last modified on Fri 26 Jan 2024 16.28 GMT

Educators are warning that college enrollment in Florida will plummet after the state removed sociology as a core class from campuses in the latest round of Ron DeSantis’s war on “woke ideology”.

The Republican governor’s hand-picked board of education voted on Wednesday to replace the established course on the principles of sociology at its 12 public universities with its own US history curriculum, incorporating an “historically accurate account of America’s founding [and] the horrors of slavery”.

The board faced a backlash last summer for requiring public schools to teach that forced labor was beneficial to enslaved Black people because it taught them useful skills.

The removal as a required core course of sociology classes, which Florida education commissioner and staunch DeSantis acolyte Manny Díaz insisted without evidence had “been hijacked by leftwing activists,” follows several other recent “anti-woke” moves in education in Florida.


Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/jan/26/florida-sociology-classes-ron-desantis-condemned

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Ron DeSantis condemned as Florida removes sociology as core college class (Original Post) Eugene Jan 2024 OP
This can't be real Botany Jan 2024 #1
making Florida a third world country mike_c Jan 2024 #2
K/R Florida, the 1st US fascist state? appalachiablue Jan 2024 #3


(71,068 posts)
1. This can't be real
Fri Jan 26, 2024, 01:49 PM
Jan 2024

DeSantis is insane. The line of professors, students, administrators, and even athletes looking
to get out of Florida will be miles long.


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2. making Florida a third world country
Fri Jan 26, 2024, 03:04 PM
Jan 2024

Republicans are fully committed to the politics of grievance, so they break things intentionally to stoke dissatisfaction. They hate American governance and American institutions, all the while hiding behind self professed patriotism.

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