Accrediting agency scrutinized Florida's flagship universities, so GOP lawmakers want new process
The entrance to Florida State University campus, located in Tallahassee, Florida. - Dreamstime/Dreamstime/TNS

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Leaders in the Florida House on Thursday introduced legislation that takes aim at the accrediting body for the state university system after the agency recently questioned political influence at two flagship universities. Two top state university officials signaled support for the idea, but faculty union groups raised concerns about “more political interference” in the higher education system. The push comes after the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, or SACS, raised questions about potential conflicts in Florida State University’s presidential search and invest...