|Students, Professors Report Chaos as Semester Begins at New College of Florida|
Carlos Suarez, Denise Royal, and Nicquel Terry Ellis, CNN
Months after what critics have decried as a conservative takeover at New College of Florida, students and professors say a sense of confusion and anxiety looms over the start of fall semester in Sarasota, Florida.
Once heralded as a progressive liberal arts school, New College of Florida has found itself at the center of the state’s culture war over education. In January, Gov. Ron DeSantis replaced six of the 13 members on the college’s Board of Trustees. New members include Christopher Rufo, who who has been at the forefront of the conservative movement against critical race theory.