(Axios) Following his successful effort to ban critical race theory in public schools, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis expanded his war against student “indoctrination” on Wednesday.
What’s happening: DeSantis signed three pieces of education legislation yesterday — all of which could have wide-ranging impacts on students’ education and schools’ funding.
- Requires state colleges and universities to annually survey their students, faculty and staff about their beliefs to ensure “viewpoint diversity and intellectual freedom.”
- Protects free speech by preventing state colleges and universities from limiting student access to ideas “they may find uncomfortable, unwelcome, disagreeable, or offensive.”
- Creates a K-12 civics curriculum that contrasts the U.S. with communist and totalitarian governments using “portraits in patriotism.”