UNITED STATES

Florida students stage walkouts over DeSantis HE policies

Hundreds of students across Florida walked out on Thursday 23 February in protest against Governor Ron DeSantis and his policies concerning higher education, writes Kiara Alfonseca for ABC News.

Students walked out of their classrooms at the University of South Florida, University of Florida, Florida State University and more, in opposition to his efforts. Some high school students also joined in on the statewide walkout.

DeSantis recently announced plans to ban colleges and universities from having programmes on diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as critical race theory. DeSantis also signed the so-called ‘Stop WOKE’ Act into law in 2022, which restricts race-related curriculum and conversation in workplaces, schools and colleges. However, it has been temporarily blocked from being implemented in colleges and universities. The law is still being battled out in court.
Full report on the ABC News site