Prior to this move, student loan debt—unlike credit card bills, medical bills, and most other forms of debt—was not eligible to be automatically wiped away when a person filed for bankruptcy.
In a ruling that called the legislation "positively dystopian" and a threat to democracy, a temporary injunction was issued against the governor's so-called "Stop Woke Act."
All five board members voting against Superintendent Vickie Cartwright in Florida's most Democratic-leaning county were appointed in August by the governor.
Randi Weingarten criticized the atmosphere of fear among teachers and the attack on the freedom to read.
Created “mostly to recognize the dignity and the respect for each other,” the measure was rejected in the nation's fourth largest school system.
More than almost any other national figure, Gov. Ron DeSantis has led the charge in turning culture war fights over anti-racism policies, sexuality, and COVID-19 restrictions in schools into national issues.
The selection of Karla Hernandez-Mats ensures a campaign focus on education, an arena where DeSantis has had success in animating his conservative base.