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DeSantis-Chosen Trustees Could Change Progressive College

DeSantis-Chosen Trustees Could Change Progressive College

Sarasota, Fla. (AP) – “Your Education. Your Way. Be Original. Be You.”

New College of Florida describes its approach to higher education in its admissions brochure as follows.

The state school of just under 1,000 students nestled along Sarasota Bay has long been known for its progressive thinking and the creative curriculum it offers that don’t use traditional grades.

For some, New College’s reputation as a haven for originality and individual research is now under threat.

Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis’ recently appointed six new trustees, who intend to transform the school into a classical liberal arts school modeled after the conservative favorite Hillsdale College in Michigan.

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