Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s latest political stunt includes expanding a program to fly migrants from any state to so-called sanctuary states.
Florida lawmakers Monday started a special legislative session that likely will lead to passing priorities of Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Ahead of his likely 2024 presidential bid, GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis is proposing a nearly $115 billion budget that funds some of his most politically divisive policies — including millions of dollars for election police and more state funds to transport migrants from the southern border to blue strongholds.
Eleven people were injured in a drive-by shooting in Lakeland, Florida, on Monday afternoon in an attack that police believe is targeted.
The fight over a new African American Studies course that’s not being allowed in Florida schools is going to court.
Florida House of Representatives member Fentrice Driskell accused Republican Governor Ron DeSantis of being on ‘the wrong side of history’ over the state’s rejection of a proposed Advanced Placement course in African American Studies.
Three Florida high school students are poised to sue Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis after the state Education Department rejected a new Advanced Placement course covering African American studies. The news comes one day after the College Board announced it would revise the course.
DeSantis said his administration rejected the College Board’s Advanced Placement African American Studies course because “we want education, not indoctrination.” It was revealed last week that the Florida Department of Education recently told the College Board it would bar the course unless changes are made.
Black lawmakers, religious leaders and local elected officials are organizing events to speak out after the state Department of Education’s Office of Articulation on Jan. 12 sent a letter advising a senior director at The College Board that the Advanced Placement African American Studies course won’t be offered in Florida public schools.
Vice President Kamala Harris spoke with Florida Democrat leaders about Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis’ stance that the College Board’s AP African American Studies course runs counter to state law, and called Florida Republicans “extremist so-called leaders.”