The Tiny Liberal Arts College At The Heart Of The Culture War : The NPR Politics Podcast New College of Florida is a public college on the state's west coast with fewer than a thousand students known for its focus on sustainability and lack of traditional grading. Lately, it has become the primary target of Governor Ron DeSantis's effort to reshape higher education to better align with his brand of Republican ideology. He has banned public institutions from spending money on diversity, equity and inclusion programs and faculty have quit in droves.

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The Tiny Liberal Arts College At The Heart Of The Culture War

The Tiny Liberal Arts College At The Heart Of The Culture War

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis holds his book while speaking at the Midland County Republican Party Dave Camp Spring Breakfast on April 6, 2023 in Midland, Michigan. Chris duMond/Getty Images hide caption

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis holds his book while speaking at the Midland County Republican Party Dave Camp Spring Breakfast on April 6, 2023 in Midland, Michigan.

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New College of Florida is a public college on the state's west coast with fewer than a thousand students known for its focus on sustainability and lack of traditional grading. Lately, it has become the primary target of Governor Ron DeSantis's effort to reshape higher education to better align with his brand of Republican ideology. He has banned public institutions from spending money on diversity, equity and inclusion programs and faculty have quit in droves.


This episode of the podcast was produced by Elena Moore. Our editor is Eric McDaniel. Additional editorial assistance from from Andrew Sussman. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi.

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