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Can Ron DeSantis challenge woke higher ed?

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It's no secret that our higher education system in America has become a playground for woke maniacs. In other words, it's become an environment in which left-wing extremists feel empowered to bully, harass and intimidate anyone who dares to differ with leftist orthodoxy.

It's also increasingly common for professors to take advantage of their leverage over students to indoctrinate them in neo-Marxist ideology.

At the same time, many of our colleges and universities are publicly owned, run and financed. So, theoretically, shouldn't, well, the public have a say in all of this?

If our higher ed system is taking its left-wing bias too far, shouldn't there be a way for the people's elected representatives to push back? Again, theoretically, the answer is yes, but almost never, even in the reddest of states, do politicians find effective ways of doing so. Leftists are so dug in at most colleges, and reign so supreme in administrations and faculties, that challenging their dominance is largely a wasted effort.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, not surprisingly, is taking on this herculean challenge. Under his watch, Florida has already passed a new law to loosen tenure protections for professors, and to require them to face a formal review process every five........

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