# Hillsdale college
DeSantis slammed for his decision to turn a progressive Florida college into a conservative one
Governor DeSantis has been slammed for his hopes of turning a progressive Florida college into a stringent, conservative one by liberals. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and his administration's aspirations of transforming the New College of Florida from a liberal institution into one that is more strict and conservative have been criticized.
Southern Christian Coalition Celebrates Withdrawal of Hillsdale Charter School Applications
Tennessee pastors have previously called out Hillsdale's "Christian Nationalist" agenda. A group of Tennessee pastors affiliated with the Southern Christian Coalition is celebrating the withdrawal of three charter school applications. Hillsdale College-affiliated American Classical Academy had applied to open charter schools in Madison, Rutherford, and Montgomery counties. The applications were denied at the local school board level in each county. Following those denials, American Classical appealed to the Tennessee Public Charter School Commission. A hearing and vote on the appeal were scheduled for the week of October 3rd.
Southern Christian Coalition Stands with Local School Boards
TN faith group opposes overreach by Michigan-based Hillsdale College. As a trio of charter schools affiliated with Michigan-based Hillsdale College asks the state Charter Schools Commission to approve their applications, the Southern Christian Coalition announced it is standing with the three local school boards that rejected the schools.
Faith Group Applauds Rutherford County for Rejecting Hillsdale Charter
Southern Christian Coalition renews call for Gov. Lee to cut all ties with Hillsdale. Following the Rutherford County School Board's rejection of a charter school affiliated with Hillsdale College, pastors affiliated with the Southern Christian Coalition hailed the move and called on Gov. Lee and state policymakers to sever all ties with the private college in Michigan.
Southern Christian Coalition Calls on Lee to Cut Ties with Hillsdale College
Pastors speak out on remarks about teachers, promotion of Christian nationalism. Following reports that Larry Arnn, President of Hillsdale College and an education advisor to Gov. Bill Lee, made disparaging remarks about teachers while Lee sat in silence, a group of Tennessee pastors affiliated with the Southern Christian Coalition has called on Lee to sever all ties with Hillsdale and Arnn.
Pastors Condemn Tennessee Gov's Focus on "1776 Curriculum"
Southern Christian Coalition speaks out against alternative history plan. In response to news reports that a curriculum supported by Gov. Bill Lee for use in charter schools in Tennessee involves a re-telling of the Civil Rights Era that downplays the racial injustice of the time, a group of Tennessee pastors affiliated with the Southern Christian Coalition spoke out about the move.
Southern Christian Coalition Calls for Funding of Local Public Schools in Tennessee
Group responds to Gov. Lee's new education funding formula. At a press event today in response to Gov. Bill Lee's proposed new school funding formula, a group of pastors affiliated with the Southern Christian Coalition called on Lee and legislative leaders to prioritize public schools in any funding formula changes. The group took issue with Lee's assertion that charter schools are public schools and specifically called out Lee's plan to open 50-100 charter schools affiliated with Michigan-based Hillsdale College.