DeSantis Nukes Woke Agenda With New Legislation
Governor DeSantis recently announced his bold new Stop WOKE Act, which would put an end to the cycle of taxpayer-funded indoctrination and harmful, divisive ideologies at Florida’s public universities. This is an idea that is long overdue!
The Stop WOKE Act would prohibit the spending of state university budgets on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and critical race theory (CRT) courses and departments. This means that students would no longer be subjected to an ideological filter, which is exactly what we need.
The bill would also redefine college core course requirements to be “rooted in the values of liberty and the western tradition”, while also prohibiting the teaching of any notion that “members of one race, color, national origin, or sex are morally superior to members of another race, color, national origin, or sex.”
The bill would also prioritize graduating students in useful disciplines that prepare them for high-wage jobs, and forbid universities from asking job candidates to demonstrate their commitment to DEI as part of their hiring.
Finally, the bill would reorient three institutes at major Florida public universities to provide programming and curricula focused on constitutionalism.
Governor DeSantis’s move is a sign that he is serious about reorienting the New College of Florida, a small liberal arts school, to a classical model akin to that of Hillsdale College.
This is a much needed step towards ending the cycle of taxpayer-funded indoctrination and harmful, divisive ideologies in Florida’s public universities. It is a move in the right direction and will go a long way in providing students with the tools they need to think for themselves, and equip them with the knowledge and skills to prepare for high-wage jobs in a post-COVID economy.
The WOKE agenda is nothing more than a thinly veiled attempt to indoctrinate youth into a certain political ideology that has no basis in reality. It’s time to put an end to this nonsense and start providing students with the education they need to succeed.
Kudos to Governor DeSantis for standing up for what’s right! We need more leaders like him to stand up to the WOKE agenda and put an end to taxpayer-funded indoctrination.