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Sancho

(9,073 posts)
Fri Jul 7, 2023, 12:54 PM Jul 2023

Are Florida laws chasing university faculty away? Some see a 'brain drain.'

https://www.tampabay.com/news/education/2023/07/06/are-florida-laws-chasing-university-faculty-away-some-see-brain-drain/

In the months before the Florida Board of Governors met in late March, more than 1,000 people wrote in, mostly to complain. Now, a dozen speakers lined up to be heard in person.

They had come to weigh in on a proposed state rule that would make it harder for university faculty to keep tenure. The board, which oversees the state’s 12 public universities, was nearing a decision. But many in the audience had other concerns.

Gov. Ron DeSantis had been talking since January about his plans to rid higher education of “woke” influences. He spoke of weeding out liberal professors, killing diversity programs and restricting course content. He railed against “zombie studies,” the college majors he saw as frivolous.

“If you pass this regulation, Florida’s university system will go from the most competitive in the country to the least — and it will happen overnight,” said Andrew Gothard, head of the state’s faculty union.


Florida is losing professors faster than any times since the John's Committee of the 60s. It will take a decade to recover.
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Are Florida laws chasing university faculty away? Some see a 'brain drain.' (Original Post) Sancho Jul 2023 OP
My wife blueknight73 Jul 2023 #1
Well, DeSantis' actions have consequences PJMcK Jul 2023 #2
Probably not.... TheRealNorth Jul 2023 #5
Florida Republicans don't think kids need an education, just the Bible and Republican propaganda. Lonestarblue Jul 2023 #3
Florida like Russia will be brain drained. sarcasmo Jul 2023 #4
Did it just occur to these dumbasses that brain drain was already HAPPENING? CTyankee Jul 2023 #6
The Florida GQP WANTS a brain drain. Sky Jewels Jul 2023 #7
Exactly TheRealNorth Jul 2023 #10
For this thread LetMyPeopleVote Jul 2023 #8
Florida. Where education goes to die Norbert Jul 2023 #9

PJMcK

(22,224 posts)
2. Well, DeSantis' actions have consequences
Fri Jul 7, 2023, 01:04 PM
Jul 2023

Will Florida voters understand what’s happening?

Will they care?

We just spent a few months on the east coast. It’s a lovely place but I would never consider moving there.

TheRealNorth

(9,613 posts)
5. Probably not....
Fri Jul 7, 2023, 02:16 PM
Jul 2023

Cause my suspicion it's the 55+ retirees that are really driving this. They will only care if it's starts impacting the services (or the cost of services) that they use, and even then they will probably blame Biden and the Democrats for the, "inflation".

Lonestarblue

(10,729 posts)
3. Florida Republicans don't think kids need an education, just the Bible and Republican propaganda.
Fri Jul 7, 2023, 01:33 PM
Jul 2023

If the DeSantis kids were old enough for college, Desantis would probably send them out of state to school so they could get a decent education.

CTyankee

(64,160 posts)
6. Did it just occur to these dumbasses that brain drain was already HAPPENING?
Fri Jul 7, 2023, 02:23 PM
Jul 2023

I've been predicting this for months. No decent health care, no good education, infrastructure crumbling, no social service network -- nothing that makes a society more productive and happier.

Sky Jewels

(7,348 posts)
7. The Florida GQP WANTS a brain drain.
Fri Jul 7, 2023, 02:51 PM
Jul 2023

They want a state chock full of stupid, ignorant, propaganda-susceptible white Christian gun-humping fascists who support the patriarchy and the oligarchy without question.

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