Florida governor signs bill limiting university tenure

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Tuesday 19 April signed a bill that makes it harder for faculty at state universities to retain tenure, framing the legislation as another way that he and the legislature are working to prevent educators from bringing their political views into the classroom, writes Divya Kumar for Tampa Bay Times.

In a wide-ranging news conference at The Villages that took swings at Twitter and alleged that textbook publishers were peddling hidden agendas, DeSantis criticised what he called “lifetime appointments” for university professors.

“We need to make sure the faculty are held accountable and make sure they don’t just have tenure forever without having any type of ways to hold them accountable or evaluate what they’re doing,” DeSantis said. “It’s all about trying to make these institutions more in line with what the state’s priorities are and, frankly, the priorities of the parents throughout the state of Florida.”
Full report on the Tampa Bay Times site