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DeSantis crusades against liberal colleges, will ask students’ political views

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Ron DeSantis is trying to crack down on the “indoctrination” of college students.

He’s running.

The Florida governor, who is clearly positioning himself for 2024, just signed a law that includes a process for finding out the political views of students.

There is little question that academia has been a liberal bastion for decades. From left-leaning faculty to students protesting right-wing speakers on campus, conservatives have felt unwelcome at major colleges and universities. There is no affirmative action for this minority. And that makes it a nice culture-war issue for DeSantis.

“We want our universities to be focused on critical thinking and academic rigor. We do not want them as basically hotbeds for stale ideology,” he told reporters.

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