“This budget makes a historic investment in education so our students get the knowledge and skills they deserve”
Isn’t it great that we gave so many schools all that taxpayer money during the pandemic so that they could spend it this way?
Campus Reform reports:
PA allocates $2.5 million of COVID relief money on diversity, equity programs
The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) will spend $2.5 million of COVID-19 relief money on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs.
In late June, Gov. Tom Wolf (D-PA) announced support for a budget that included $50 million in American Rescue Plan money for PASSHE “to support the redesign and growth of the system to make a college education more affordable and accessible for students.”
“This budget makes a historic investment in education so our students get the knowledge and skills they deserve,” remarked Wolf in a June 25 announcement.
The allocation — which will extend for the following three years and give PASSHE a total of $200 million — contains the $2.5 million for DEI in the current school year. A press release from the Pennsylvania Senate Democrats attributes the allocation to the efforts of State Senator Judy Schwank.
The release notes that East Stroudsburg University students Brandon Teel and Zuri Redmond are currently organizing “the racist campus environment at their institution.” They created the “Coalition to End Campus Racism” in order to demand that PASSHE leverage its diversity funds to “end racial harassment and speech,” “unveil mandatory diversity training,” and “hire more faculty and staff of color,” among other goals.
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