Rather than push for limiting viewpoints on college campuses – regardless of how woke or progressive – the governor should encourage greater political diversity among faculty and administrators.
After he decisively won reelection in November, Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gave a fiery speech, saying that his state would “never surrender to the woke mob” and that “Florida is where woke goes to die.”
He wasn’t kidding.
DeSantis has made a name for himself as a culture warrior not afraid to take progressives to task for what they’re doing to K-12 and higher education – and to the corporate world. It has helped raise his national profile at a time when he’s considered a likely GOP candidate for president in 2024.