Keep politics out of universities

There is already enough internal politics in higher education without adding more from the outside.  But that is precisely what Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida is doing by taking hiring decisions away from university presidents and giving them to boards of trustees that include his political appointees (“Florida Gov. DeSantis targeting tenure and ‘politicized’ classes,” Orlando Sentinel, Jun. 8).

The move is being opposed by the United Faculty of Florida, a union representing 25,000 faculty members across the state.  But I doubt they will prevail because voters are unhappy with the liberal bias that characterizes much of higher education in Florida.

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