“It’s another sign that the fight against woke ideology in higher education is escalating, and policymakers should keep their foot on the gas pedal”
Is the pendulum finally starting to swing in the other direction? People seem to finally understand what’s happening.
The College Fix reports:
Idaho bans DEI job statements in higher ed, think tank says DEI offices should go next
The Idaho State Board of Education recently banned universities from requesting or requiring diversity statements from job applicants at Idaho’s four-year public institutions, and one liberty-minded think tank scholar suggests it’s time to go a step further.
Anna Miller, policy director of the Idaho Freedom Foundation’s Center for American Education, said in an interview this month that the board’s unanimous decision, made in April, was a positive step toward ridding the state’s universities of biased ideologies.
But it’s not enough, she said.
“It’s another sign that the fight against woke ideology in higher education is escalating, and policymakers should keep their foot on the gas pedal,” Miller told The College Fix via email.
Miller said policymakers must now recognize that DEI offices associated with diversity statements are also harmful.
“Idaho’s public universities waste millions of dollars annually on campus DEI bureaucracies employing at least 57 administrators,” she said.
She urged the board to abolish DEI offices altogether, saying, “If left unchecked, DEI bureaucracies will swallow universities whole.”
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