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      Governor Ron wants public universities to disclose all government funds spent toward programs, classes and other initiatives related to diversity, equity, inclusion and the teaching of .<br>The memo sent Wednesday is part of DeSantis’ efforts to zero-in on education in his second term as governor.<br>Florida higher education systems that receive government funding from the state will have to complete a document with a comprehensive list of diversity and race-related programs, which includes the staff hired to teach or advise these groups or classes, according to the memo.<br>DeSantis’ press secretary Bryan Griffin in a Wednesday tweet confirmed the memo, which was sent on December 28, and urged Floridians to ‘stay tuned’ for more on the education front.<br> Florida Governor Ron DeSantis laid out his plans for his second term in an approximately 20-minute speech that many saw as a blueprint for a presidential run in 2024<br> A memo from Florida’s budget director Chris Spence set a January 13 deadline for universities to detail spending on on classes, programs and staffing related to diversity, equity, inclusion and critical race theory<br> ‘Each Florida College System and State University System 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,’ the memo reads.<br>It was sent by state budget director Chris Spence to the Florida Department of Education Commissioner Manny Diaz Jr.

      and State University of Florida Chancellor Ray Rodrigues. <br>The Florida governor is requiring universities and colleges to provide a ‘brief description of the program or activity; positions, including full and partial FTE; total funding spent to support the initiatives; and of the total spent to support the initiative, the amount that is state funded.'<br>The deadline for these materials, according to the memo, is January 13.<br> RELATED ARTICLES

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      ‘Governor Ron DeSantis has prioritized a cost-effective higher education system that delivers high quality service to Floridians to best prepare them for employment,’ the letter reads as reasoning for requiring the expenditure breakdown.<br>DeSantis was sworn-in on Tuesday for his second term as Florida governor.<br>During following the oath of office, DeSantis laid out a blueprint for his priorities for Florida over the next four years – but many saw the speech as the governor’s way of straddling his current office and expressing ambitions for the White House.<br>The governor put much of his focus during the speech on family ideals and education.<br> DeSantis said he will enact ‘family friendly’ policies and make Florida the best state to raise a family during his inauguration speech on Tuesday.

      Pictured: The governor arrives at his swearing-in ceremony January 3, 2023 with wife and Florida first lady Casey DeSantis and their three children Madison, slot gacor hari ini Mason and Mamie<br>’We must ensure school systems are responsive to parents and to students, not partisan interest groups, and we must ensure that our institutions of higher learning are focused on academic excellence and the pursuit of truth, not the imposition of trendy ideology,’ he said.<br>DeSantis also insisted that Florida will remain ‘a great place to raise a family’.<br>He vowed to ‘enact more family-friendly policies to make it easier to raise children and we will defend our children against those who seek to rob them of their innocence.'<br>During his first term, DeSantis earned a fair amount of criticism from activists for the LGBTQ+ and black communities over his policies that limited teaching of Critical Race Theory and gender identity – especially in younger children.<br>


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