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Breaking News

This page features brief excerpts of stories published by the mainstream media and, less frequently, blogs, alternative media, and even obviously biased sources. The excerpts are taken directly from the websites cited in each source note. Quotation marks are not used.




  • Florida's Higher Ed Policy Push Gets Bigger

    by Francie Diep and Emma Pettit

    Tenure, diversity and equity programming, and the diversion of resources to favored programs devoted to "the actual philosophy which shaped Western civilization" are among the features of the state's higher ed agenda. 



  • The Case of the Disappearing Libraries Feat. Judd Legum

    Journalist Judd Legum has been following the story of Florida teachers whose districts have told them Florida's new educational laws require them to close or remove their classroom libraries unless all the books are specifically approved by the state. 



  • The Latest SCOTUS Case to Privilege Religion Over Civil Society

    by Linda Greenhouse

    Historically, the Supreme Court has viewed workplace accommodations for religious workers in terms of protecting minority faiths and relieving undue burdens on employers and coworkers. A pending case brought by a Christian postal worker promises to upend that balance. 



  • Inside the Neonazi Homeschool Community

    "A concerted, decades-long campaign by right-wing Christian groups to deregulate home schooling has afforded parents wide latitude in how they teach their kids — even if that means indoctrinating them with explicit fascism."



  • Florida Districts to Teachers: Hide Your Books or Risk Felony Charge

    After requiring that both classroom libraries and school libraries have their contents vetted by trained media specialists, Florida delayed publishing the training for six months; amid uncertainty two school districts have told teachers to cover up their books. 



  • What's Actually Happening in Florida Education?

    by Francie Diep and Emma Pettit

    Ron DeSantis has moved quickly on multiple fronts to alter the landscape of higher education in Florida. What are the facts behind the headlines? Will these actions be repeated in other states?



  • What's Behind DeSantis Push to Erase Black History?

    by Janai Nelson

    "Mr. DeSantis’s “Stop WOKE” law relegates the study of the experiences of Black people to a prohibited category. The canceling of any students’ access to accurate, truthful education that reflects their diverse identities and that of their country should chill every American."