(Congress Report) – Conservative powerhouse Ron DeSantis, the Republican governor of Florida, is once again proving that he’s a man who truly lives by the principles he proclaims and will not stop pushing forward in his battle against wokeness in his state, this time putting colleges and universities in his crosshairs, demanding that they submit information concerning how they are employing the use of state resources to support diversity, equity, and inclusion programming. This was revealed through a memo from the Office of Budget and Policy, which was obtained by Alex Schwerha of the Daily Caller.
“All colleges and universities within the Florida College System and the State University System must submit a report explaining how they use state-given resources to provide diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and critical race theory (CRT) programs, according to the memo, which was sent by Office of Budget and Policy Director Chris Spencer to Florida Commissioner of Education Manny Diaz and State University System of Florida Chancellor Raymond Rodrigues. Florida state law requires oversight over higher education curricula, requiring officials to ‘identify the degree programs offered by public postsecondary educational institutions,'” Schwerha wrote.
“Each Florida College System and State University System institution must complete the attached document to provide a comprehensive list of all staff programs, and campus activities related to diversity, equity and inclusion and critical race theory within our state colleges and universities,” the letter goes on to say.
The files the schools are required to send out must contain any/all programs, activities, positions, and costs that are associated with DEI and CRT programs. These costs will then be broken down in order to find out how much funding from the state was used to support them. You can bet this has administration officials in these “schools” shaking in their boots, because they know that a huge chunk of taxpayer dollars they receive go into backing these programs and that it could all go bye-bye once it’s discovered how much is being used.
And, as if this wasn’t enough to get the grumbles rolling in, it all has to be turned in by January 13.
NEW: The DeSantis Administration formally requested every state university system in Florida to report a breakdown of expenditures and resources dedicated towards any campus activities related to diversity, equity, and inclusion and critical race theory.@DailyCaller
— Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) January 4, 2023
“As the Executive Office of the Governor prepares policy and budget proposals ahead of the 2023 Legislative Session, it is important that we have a full understanding of the operational expenses of state institutions,” the letter states. “Governor Ron DeSantis has prioritized a cost-effective higher education system that delivers high quality service to Floridians to best prepare them for employment.”
Say what you want, but liberals have employed a rather brilliant strategy for replication. They played the long game, slowly taking over control of public schools and colleges so that from the time a child first enters the system, all the way through their early adulthood, they are being spoon fed progressive ideology. These children come out of the university with their brains shaped and molded to be lovers of the state, seeing the federal government as their parent and assigning this apparatus the responsibility for their daily care.
It’s the very reason why leftists adore the idea of government controlled health care and massive welfare programs. Meanwhile, those in power utilize all of this as a means to gain power, control, and of course, wealth. And that’s why what DeSantis is doing is critical to the future. Every governor in the country needs to be taking action like this.
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