In America today, many college campuses are not what they used to be. There was a time when people were taught how to think for themselves and arrive at their own conclusions.
Now, many higher education institutions have gone all in with woke ideology, telling young students that if they don’t embrace leftism, there’s something wrong with them. This type of preaching is having deeply negative impacts on US culture and society.
Therefore, some elected leaders are working to root out this sort of indoctrination in colleges and get back to genuine, clean higher education.
According to Herald Tribune, one of the leaders doing this work is none other than Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Reforming Higher Education
In real-time, DeSantis is putting in the work to add new board members to Sarasota’s New College of Florida. The Republican governor aims to restore legitimate learning over what he warns are “truth-relative concepts” that have taken over the Sarasota college.
DeSantis’ efforts with Sarasota’s New College of Florida follow a pattern of him calling out destructive teachings, such as critical race theory. The governor has also long sounded the alarm about people being indoctrinated into hating one another or viewing each other as enemies, due to race.
VERY GOOD. Of the 6 @RonDeSantisFL appointees to Sarasota's New College of Florida Board of Trustees, 4 have strong @ClaremontInst connections. https://t.co/FrvJzl45Hl pic.twitter.com/ENo1EJ1mqH
— David Reaboi, Late Republic Nonsense (@davereaboi) January 6, 2023
Bringing conservativism back to this particular college is DeSantis’ way of working to preserve education and ensure that attendees of this institution are not brainwashed as they prepare themselves for the real world.
Time will tell what stems from DeSantis’ efforts and whether or not Sarasota’s New College of Florida sheds some of its notorious favoritism for the left.
In institutions where left-wing politics are favored, many students who do not share these leanings have reported being bullied and ostracized, sometimes even by professors working on campus.
More Issues For Higher Education
As colleges and universities become notorious for cramming far-left agendas down Americans’ throats, many are deciding not to attend. In recent years, college and university attendance rates have declined.
Furthermore, higher education has come under fire for its exorbitant costs and the student loan debt (plus accumulating interest) that tends to cripple people’s financial futures years and decades down the line.
Cheers to the Free State of Florida! Thank you to all who joined us tonight to celebrate the accomplishments of our first term, and all that is yet to come. Proud to be your Governor. pic.twitter.com/c22snWTxMW
— Ron DeSantis (@RonDeSantisFL) January 4, 2023
Put simply, growing numbers of the general population are determining that the cons of college and university outweigh the pros. Many people also don’t want to dig themselves into debt only to be singled out by colleges and universities for not holding left-of-center politics.
The problems that exist in Sarasota’s New College of Florida have become the norm, sadly, rather than an outlier.
What do you think about Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ work to bring more conservative board members to Sarasota’s New College of Florida? Let us know in the comments area if you believe this will have a positive or negative impact.This article appeared in The Conservative Brief and has been published here with permission.