The US Department of Education has seriously investigated New College of Florida following allegations of discrimination, specifically targeting individuals with disabilities. This shocking complaint has been a cause for concern and has prompted the federal education authorities to dig deeper.
Allegations of Disability Discrimination
The US Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights has set its sights on the New College of Florida, accusing them of exclusion and denying benefits to individuals based on disability.
Attorney David Kutch, representing the Office of Civil Rights, said that the college’s “communications with applicants, participants, members of the public, and companions with disabilities” were not as effective as others.
Excluding Disabled People From Aids and Services
The agency is rigorously examining whether the college systematically excluded persons with disabilities from full participation, assessing programs, activities, aids, benefits, and services for any discriminatory practices.
Shrouded Details of the Complaint
The exact details of the disability discrimination complaint remain veiled in secrecy, with the Department of Education maintaining a tight-lipped approach.
The LGBTQ+ Discrimination Complaints
Adding fuel to the fire, a separate complaint alleging discrimination against LGBTQ+ students has been lodged against the college.
Hostility Towards LGBTQ+ Community
The college is being accused of “overly hostile” acts “on the basis of race, gender, religion, and disability,”
This new report could see hefty punishment against the Florida college.
College Denies Wrongdoing
A New College of Florida spokesperson denied the claims of discrimination by gender, religion and race, “The anonymous complaint details many false claims meant to grab headlines.”
Disability Case Being Investigated
He then admitted the discrimination case against disability hasn’t been denied, “the only claim that is being looked into is the disability compliance claim, of which we are confident the DOE will also find to be without merit,” the spokesperson argued.
College Undergoes Transformation
New College of Florida has witnessed significant transformation triggered by conservative influences and changes within the board of trustees, led by one prominent and controversial figure.
Desantis Sending Schools Downhill
The alteration, spearheaded by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, has caused ripple effects within the college structure.
Abolishing Gender Program
The college abolished crucial offices, such as the Office of Outreach and Inclusive Excellence, showing a lack of commitment to fighting against discrimination.
Dismantling of Gender Studies Program
Further controversies arose as the board of trustees voted to begin dismantling the gender studies program, fueling debates about inclusivity and academic offerings at the college.
“They Don’t Call It Floriduh for Nothing!” – Abolishing Diversity and Gender Studies Sparks Backlash in Florida’s Ongoing Battle to Ban Inclusion
After the New College of Florida board of trustees’s previous decision to replace the school’s leadership and dismantle its diversity, equity, and inclusion programs, they have once again made headlines by abolishing its gender studies major. “They Don’t Call It Floriduh for Nothing!” – Abolishing Diversity and Gender Studies Sparks Backlash in Florida’s Ongoing Battle to Ban Inclusion
“Sex Really Is Binary” – Biologist Richard Dawkins Slammed for His Biological Perspective on Gender Identity
In a recent episode, renowned biologist Richard Dawkins engaged in a controversial conversation with Helen Joyce, author of “Trans: When Ideology Meets Reality.” Here’s the full story. “Sex Really Is Binary” – Biologist Richard Dawkins Slammed for His Biological Perspective on Gender Identity
Hundreds of New Anti-LGBTQ Bills Passed – Gay and Trans Families Are Voting With Their Feet and Leaving the Most Right-Wing States
Jake Kleinmahon is one of three pediatric cardiologists in Louisiana. He and his husband are moving their family out of the state due to the new anti-LGBTQ laws that have been passed. Here’s the full story. Hundreds of New Anti-LGBTQ Bills Passed – Gay and Trans Families Are Voting With Their Feet and Leaving the Most Right-Wing States
Transgender Athletes Ruled Out of Women’s Swimming and into ‘Open’ Category – Is This Really Any Different to ‘Other?’
World Aquatics, the authority ruling over swimming, has caused a seismic wave by introducing an open category for transgender athletes at the prestigious World Cup event in Berlin. Transgender Athletes Ruled Out of Women’s Swimming and into ‘Open’ Category – Is This Really Any Different to ‘Other?’
Transgender Minors: Another 9 States Stop Surgery, Hormone and Puberty Blocking Treatment for Children and Teens
More states are applying restrictions to minors who are seeking gender-affirming care. Here’s the story. Transgender Minors: Another 9 States Stop Surgery, Hormone and Puberty Blocking Treatment for Children and Teens
Featured Image Credit: Shutterstock / Andrew Cline. The people shown in the images are for illustrative purposes only, not the actual people featured in the story