Soros-backed network aims to resist DeSantis’ crusade

From Times Higher Education: “Florida governor Ron DeSantis’ growing intrusion into academia has sparked plans for a nationwide student network backed by billionaire George Soros that promised Mr DeSantis a well-funded fight for the future of US higher education. The new student organisation, known as Defy – Defending Educational Freedom for Youth – is being grown out of the New College of Florida, the public institution where Mr DeSantis replaced the majority of the trustees as part of a series of moves statewide to bolster conservative viewpoints in education.”

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