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Sam Joeckel said Palm Beach Atlantic University “made the disappointing decision to terminate my contract early,” The Palm Beach Post reported.
The move came a month after administrators told Joeckel they were investigating a concern raised by a parent that he was “indoctrinating” his students by incorporating lessons about racial justice into his writing composition course.
“They did this for a clear reason: my decision to teach and speak about racial justice,” Joeckel said. “The timing of this is not a coincidence as we are dealing with an ‘anti-woke’ crusade from Governor [Ron] DeSantis and other far-right politicians and activists. PBA was clearly influenced by this toxic political ideology.”
Palm Beach Atlantic is a private Christian college. The university declined to comment.