DeSantis Signs Legislation Supporting Intellectual Diversity in Higher Ed With Consequences for ‘Indoctrination’
“budget cuts could be looming if universities and colleges are found to be ‘indoctrinating’ students”
Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill requiring public colleges and universities to survey students and faculty about their beliefs to combat indoctrination on campus.
Schools found indoctrinating students face funding consequences.
Ana Ceballos reports at the Tampa Bay Times:
State university faculty, students to be surveyed on beliefs
In his continued push against the “indoctrination” of students, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday signed legislation that will require public universities and colleges to survey students, faculty and staff about their beliefs and viewpoints to support “intellectual diversity.”
The survey will discern “the extent to which competing ideas and perspectives are presented” in public universities and colleges, and seeks to find whether students, faculty and staff “feel free to express beliefs and viewpoints on campus and in the classroom,” according to the bill.
The measure, which goes into effect July 1, does not specify what will be done with the survey results. But DeSantis and Sen. Ray Rodrigues, the sponsor of the bill, suggested on Tuesday that budget cuts could be looming if universities and colleges are found to be “indoctrinating” students.
“That’s not worth tax dollars and that’s not something that we’re going to be supporting moving forward,” DeSantis said at a press conference at a middle school in Fort Myers.
And that’s not all.
Bradford Betz of FOX News notes that the bill also allows students to record professors in class:
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs bill permitting college students to record professors in class
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed into law a new bill that will, among other things, allow college students to use recordings of their college professors’ lectures as evidence in complaints about political bias to the university.
Per HB 233, students “may record video or audio of class lectures for their own personal educational use, in connection with a complaint to the public institution of higher education where the recording was made, or as evidence in, or in preparation for, a criminal or civil proceeding.”
Students, however, are still required to get permission from their professors to record the lecture.
As you can probably imagine, the left is losing its collective mind over this. Intellectual diversity is the only kind of diversity they don’t like.
‘Florida goes full fascist’: Ron DeSantis sparks furious backlash with ‘authoritarian’ campus political surveys https://t.co/G3QNMiSuwP
— Raw Story (@RawStory) June 23, 2021
— Max Steele (@maxasteele) June 23, 2021
Kim Jong-Un approves!
“Gov. Ron DeSantis suggested that budget cuts could be looming if universities and colleges are found to be “indoctrinating” students.”
State university faculty, students to be surveyed on beliefs https://t.co/iCJJVcbjmo
— Fred Wellman (@FPWellman) June 23, 2021
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed today this dangerous bill into law. Political persecution of educators is a tactic of totalitarian regimes like Cuba, not this democratic country.
This man is dangerous, Floridians. https://t.co/fYM56pBF1A
— Fabiola Santiago (@fabiolasantiago) June 22, 2021
The left has been allowed to operate free of any pushback for years, turning our college campuses into progressive indoctrination centers. Naturally, they’re outraged when someone finally tries to do something about it.DONATE
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