Florida’s anti-DEI policies are taking hold as lawmakers pursue more

Randy Fine, state representative, said: “We’re trying to get back to what schools should be doing.”

Florida will phase out and eliminate diversity, equity and inclusiveness programs in universities this year as the first consequence of Gov. Ron DeSantis is the latest to fight “wokeness” within education.

At least two Florida colleges have already taken significant steps.

Conservatives hail the efforts as “beautiful”, as other states with a GOP lean, like Utah, pursue similar efforts to prohibit DEI in schools. The opposition, on the other hand, claims that these efforts are a new “woke” boogeyman for Republicans. They compare it to how Republicans used critical race theory in schools to highlight overreaching liberalism.


Florida legislators are moving to target education at the very root by targeting teacher training programs.