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Taking on Progressive Colleges and Universities
The New College of Florida President Patricia Okker is out and Gov. Ron DeSantis has replaced her with none other than former Department of Education boss Richard Corcoran.
DeSantis made the announcement to replace Okker with Corcoran this week because he wants"actual history, actual philosophy that has shaped Western civilization” to be taught at the school.
DeSantis’s move here is to abolish DEI and Critical Race Theory.
Progressive activists and lawmakers are upset, as you can imagine.
Ida Eskamani, sister of State Rep. Anna Eskamani, echoed what former State Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith said about the Corcoran appointment, calling the move a “hostile takeover.”
“The grift never ends. Richard Corcoran couldn’t win the FSU College President selection, so instead, he gets
himself installed President of New College, via a hostile takeover by far-right lunatics,” stated Eskamani.
Smith, also called the appointment a “grift.”
Smith and Rep. Eskamani were both at New College in protest of DeSantis’s announcement. READ MORE
Save the Date
Fort Lauderdale-based Tripp/Scott will be hosting Fox News Host Pete Hegseth on February 15th as he promotes his new book, “Battle for the American Mind.”
Rep. Anna V. Eskamani -BTW: Firing @NewCollegeofFL President and adding Corcoran along with Galvano is all so coordinated. There had to be conversations prior to the board meeting. How is that not a Sunshine Law violation?
Nikki Fried-Black History Month starts tomorrow. Let’s see what Ron Desantis proposes this month - eliminating HBCUs? You all know that’s coming.
Rick Scott-It is an honor to serve on @TheCHLI Congressional Board, which does great work to advance the fight for freedom and democracy in Latin America. Where freedom and democracy exist, America has strong allies, and I'm proud to be a part of this noble cause.
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