Florida Gov. Signs Bill Allowing Students To Record Professors In Class

Florida Governor Ron Desantis recently signed a bill that will, among other things, allow college students to record the lectures of university professors to gather evidence for complaints regarding political bias.

Per HB 233, students “may record video or audio of class lectures for their own personal educational use, in connection with a complaint to the public institution of higher education where the recording was made, or as evidence in, or in preparation for, a criminal or civil proceeding.” 

The bill, however, requires students to get permission from the professor in order to record a given lecture.

Ophelie Jacobson, a Campus Reform Correspondent and student at the University of Florida, said the bill “will provide transparency to taxpayers in Florida.” 

“Floridians want to know they are funding institutions that live up to the standard of raising the next generation of open-minded leaders and thinkers, and right now, our state colleges and universities are not living up to that standard,” Jacobson said in a statement to Fox News.

“My peers have lost the ability to critically think and analyze different viewpoints because other viewpoints aren’t there for them to analyze! But thanks to Governor DeSantis, intellectual diversity is making a comeback on campus. This annual assessment will be a true eye-opener for taxpayers, parents, and students.”

Big League Politics has reported on effective legislation of Florida under Governor Ron Desantis’ leadership in the past, with a recent anti-communism education bill passing as well:

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has signed legislation that will mandate the state’s public schools teach about the evils of communism and other sinister totalitarian regimes.

“The bill also expands our previous efforts in civics to add a requirement to the high school government class that the students receive instruction on the evils of communism and totalitarian ideologies,” DeSantis said.

“We have a number of people in Florida, particularly southern Florida, who have escaped totalitarian regimes, who have escaped communist dictatorships to be able to come to America. We want all students to understand the difference,” he continued.

“Why would somebody flee across shark-infested waters, say, leaving from Cuba to come to southern Florida? Why would somebody leave a place like Vietnam? Why would people leave these countries and risk their lives to be able to come here? It’s important for students to understand that,” DeSantis added.

The content of the bill may be considered somewhat questionable, as it requires permission from the professor in order to record. It is a great step in the right direction regardless, and as time goes on its effect will be shown.

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