Dear Commons Community,
My colleague, Patsy Moskal, sent the above to me. It is a request from Governor Ron DeSantis’ Budget Director asking for information on university expenditures for “diversity, equity, and inclusion, and critical race theory.” Here is a comment from Florida State Representative, Anna V. Eskamani
“Despite HB7’s implementation on higher ed being temporarily stopped by the courts, the Governor’s efforts to censor higher ed and attack institutions of learning has continued.
This memo from the Governor’s office requires state university & college systems in Florida to report expenditures and resources “utilized” for campus activities related to diversity, equity, inclusion and critical race theory.
Everyone should be alarmed by this, regardless of political affiliation.”
Just think that DeSantis is the front-runner to be the Republican nominee for president in 2024.