No More Divisive Diversity, Equity, Inclusion ‘Identity Politics’ in Florida’s Colleges

This should apply to all LGBTQ+ Pride proclamations in schools as well.

Florida’s State Board of Education passes rule to ‘permanently prohibit’ DEI at public colleges

Department of Education says decision will ‘ensure that taxpayer funds can no longer be used to promote DEI’

By: Scott Sutton

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida’s State Board of Education announced Wednesday they have implemented “strict regulations” to limit the use of public funds for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) programs, activities and policies at the 28 state college campuses.

The board said the rule prohibits Florida College System institutions from using state or federal funds to administer programs that “categorize individuals based on race or sex for the purpose of differential or preferential treatment.”

In a statement from the Florida Department of Education (FDOE), the board said the decision will ensure that taxpayer funds can no longer be used to promote DEI.

In addition to the passage of the new rule, the State Board of Education said they also replaced the course “Principles of Sociology” with a course in American History.

“The aim is to provide students with an accurate and factual account of the nation’s past, rather than exposing them to radical woke ideologies, which had become commonplace in the now replaced course,” the FDOE said in a statement.

Targeting DEI has been a key talking point of Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state’s education department during his second term in office.

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