DeSantis’ Education Overhaul Leads To New College Prez’s Ouster

  • The New College of Florida board of trustees has ousted its president, the first major shakeup of the institution since Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed six new members to the board.
  • President Patricia Okker will be succeeded by former Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran, according to Politico. Corcoran previously served as the state’s 100th Speaker of the House.
  • The DeSantis administration had contended that New College had been “completely captured by a political ideology that puts trendy, truth-relative concepts above learning,” per the outlet.
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