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CA Gov. Gavin Newsom Mandates Ethnic Studies for State University System

CA Gov. Gavin Newsom Mandates Ethnic Studies for State University System

“The board of trustees and some CSU faculty members have expressed concern over the precedent set by lawmakers dictating what students learn in school.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZSxmyjKGEY

Doesn’t Gavin Newsom have some bigger issues to deal with in California right now?

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

California Governor Mandates Ethnic Studies Courses for University Students

California governor Gavin Newsom (D.) signed a bill Monday mandating students in the California State University system take at least one course in ethnic studies despite concerns from the system’s board of trustees and some professors.

The bill overrides requirements the California State University board of trustees implemented in July. Beginning next year, the state’s public university system will be required to offer an ethnic studies course and include the class in lists of graduation requirements.

The board of trustees and some CSU faculty members have expressed concern over the precedent set by lawmakers dictating what students learn in school.

“Imagine if the California Legislature suddenly gets a Republican majority,” Peter Herman, a professor of English at San Diego State University, told the school’s student newspaper. “Once we have allowed the legislature to mandate a curricular matter, what argument do we have? The door is opened to that kind of change.”

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I suggest Irish poetry. Or flamenco dancing. Unless, of course, “ethnic” only refers to one group. Hmmmm, how long until forms start to contain the language “the minority” vs “a minority?” I was doing some hospitalization forms the other day and at least Oregon has drawn the line at “at least 1/8 Native American” to qualify.

    Idonttweet in reply to MajorWood. | August 20, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    What’s sad is that I was born in this country, as were my parents, grandparents, and all but one set of great-grandparents, but I’m not considered a ‘native American.’

    e pluribus unum in reply to MajorWood. | August 22, 2020 at 10:22 am

    Don’t forget Polka Studies. After all, we are still waiting for a president of Polish ancestry. Guess the slavery of Slavs (the root of the term “slavery”) doesn’t count for anything.

Hail Emperor.

The Friendly Grizzly | August 20, 2020 at 2:02 pm

I bet he paid $400 for that (alleged) haircut.

Who cares if their graduates know enough to get a job?
At least they will know how they’re supposed to think and whom to vote for. And also, they will have very clean brains.

“Once we have allowed the legislature to mandate a curricular matter, what argument do we have? The door is opened to that kind of change.”

Yes, well: if you take the King’s shilling, then you march to his fife and drum. Maybe try not being a state-funded university.

They should require the students to take 4 semesters of study on the constitution and it’s origins. Add 4 semesters on the evils of communism, socialism.

State school, state rules. Government schools, you know.

Actually, based on the MA state school I was associated with, this would be a reduction on course load (read it: indoctrination).

Ethnic studies is already embedded in World History and Foreign Language requirements. Conrad/CA is correct in stating “They should require the students to take 4 semesters of study on the U.S.Constitution and its origins. Add 4 semesters on the evils of communism, socialism.”

I want my tax dollars to support courses that educate to build U.S. knowledge, not tear it down. If we don’t educate on the importance of the U.S. we will lose our country. We need to support courses that are pro-U.S. culture, not the divisiveness and cultural destruction disguised as ethnic studies being promoted by marxists who hate our country.

“Imagine if the California Legislature suddenly gets a Republican majority,” Peter Herman, a professor of English at San Diego State University, told the school’s student newspaper. “Once we have allowed the legislature to mandate a curricular matter, what argument do we have? The door is opened to that kind of change.”

Exactly, you dimwit! This is what you should be considering for EVERY law that’s proposed!

I’m not holding my breath for this prof to have an epiphany.

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