NEWS BRIEFS: What Can Former FL Public U Presidents Do About Florida’s Public Higher Education?

They can speak out about the incursion of rightwing politics on Florida’s higher education system, and that’s exactly what seven presidents emeritus did on Wednesday. Writing that “Enough is enough,” the former executives said: “In the past two years, Florida has adopted several legislative measures that restrict higher education in our state. Taken together, they forbid faculty members from including a set of so-called “divisive concepts” about race, gender, and identity in their classrooms; ban most diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives; restrict general education curricula and university mission statements; and limit the power of higher education accreditors to perform quality assurance at Florida colleges.” Read the full commentary as published in the Tampa Bay Times.

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