Performance funding from the state may be on the line for the University of Florida if the public institution doesn’t comply with the state’s new instructional guidelines outlined in the “Stop Woke Act.”
Over each of the past three years, UF has received approximately $100 million in performance funding, all of which could now be at stake.
In a 20-slide presentation sent to faculty and staff, UF President Kent Fuchs warned that the state could impose “large financial penalties” on any university that violates House Bill 7 — better known as the ‘Stop the Wrongs to Our Kids and Employees’ — while outlining how the changes will impact higher education.
“The slide deck which follows seeks to accomplish three things,” said Fuchs at the beginning of the presentation. “First to inform you about the law as it relates to instruction, second provides recommendations on how to remain within the laws, requirements and guidelines. And third, make clear that you continue to address academic issues in your class.”
The bill, which Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law in April, revises requirements for instruction based on the history of African Americans.
Just minutes after the governor signed the bill, however, a group of plaintiffs from across the state filed a federal lawsuit against DeSantis, Attorney General As
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