Florida government requests union spending info from universities

Florida’s government continues to crack down on higher education, and the new focus is on faculty unions. State government has requested details from Florida universities on their negotiations with large unions, and more specifically, the money spent on collective bargaining. Andrew Gothard, president of faculty labor union United Faculty of Florida, says that government has… Read more »

USF students call for dropped charges outside State Attorney’s office

In response to 4 campus arrests earlier this month at a protest against House Bill 999, about 20 demonstrators gathered today in front of the Hillsborough County Courthouse calling for justice. [Chanting] “Justice for….Tampa 4! Justice for….Tampa 4! Justice for….Tampa 4!” They demanded that newly appointed State Attorney Suzy Lopez drop the charges against students… Read more »

University of South Florida students protest for administration to do more to protect vulnerable students

  University of South Florida students protested Monday to ensure vulnerable communities are protected in the midst of Gov. DeSantis’s push for change in state colleges. Protesters gathered outside of the University of South Florida’s busy student center to demand that the university protects students from Governor DeSantis’s recent attacks on diversity, equity, and inclusion…. Read more »

MidPoint with Florida House Minority Leader Fentrice Driskell

Rep, Driskell joined us to discuss the parade of horrible legislation that the Florida Republican-controlled legislature is planning now that they have a super-majority. Brian Connolly, Vice President of the USF Faculty Senate also joins us to discuss House Bill 999 and the death of academic freedom in Florida.

Gov. DeSantis considers “open market” for college prep classes amid College Board clash

College Board’s Advanced Placement, or AP program, dates back to the 1950’s. However,  in a press conference Monday, DeSantis again expressed thoughts on introducing other college preparatory choices in Florida schools. More than a third of US public high school graduates in the class of 2021 took at least one AP class, according to data from… Read more »