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Florida Education Board Votes to End Diversity Efforts at State Colleges

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01-18-2024

Last fall, Florida education commissioner Manny Diaz Jr. proposed removing sociology from the menu of courses university students can take to meet graduation requirements.

Today, he spoke more clearly in comments to the State Board of Education, suggesting that sociology studies could veer into “identity politics or theories,” in violation of a new state law.

A short time later, the board unanimously approved two rules that will apply to Florida’s 28 state colleges. One prohibits spending on diversity efforts. The other removes sociology as an option to fulfill state requirements for what are known as the “general education” or “core” courses that all students must take.

Read the full article here: Florida education board votes to end diversity efforts at state colleges (tampabay.com)

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