DeSantis Signs Legislation Eliminating Diversity, Equity And Inclusion In Higher Education
Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation into law on Monday to eliminate diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in higher education.
Senate Bill 266 was approved by the state legislators on May 3 to bar public colleges and universities from spending taxpayer dollars on DEI programs. Monday’s bill signing fulfills a promise DeSantis made in January to defund DEI on college campuses.
“What this does is reorient our universities back to their traditional mission and part of that traditional mission is to treat people as individuals, not to try to divvy them up based...