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'Truly an authoritarian personality': NYU professor pounces after DeSantis suggests students shouldn't have access to their phones during class


'It is not the phones, people,' Ruth Ben-Ghiat also tweeted.

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During remarks on Monday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said that he believes a school district would be within its rights to require kids to stow their phones somewhere like a "cubby" so that they are not distracted during class — he suggested that kids could use their phones during recess.

"He is so dangerous in every way. Truly an authoritarian personality," New York University professor Ruth Ben-Ghiat tweeted in response to a clip of DeSantis' remarks.

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