The Tampa Bay Times reports:
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.
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“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.” https://t.co/Cb4SURFt4a
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) June 23, 2021
The vague threat of budget cuts over ideological homogeneity would, I assume, be stir-fried by the courts https://t.co/y1vUdOjqj9
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) June 23, 2021
Response 1: I can’t even indoctrinate students to read the syllabus. Response 2: Holy Fork this is scary stuff. Response 3: Any blue states hiring?https://t.co/G5Y0JiLkd8
— Julie Buckner Armstrong (@civilrights_lit) June 23, 2021
Florida students required to register political views with the state to promote ‘intellectual diversity’ https://t.co/nk0vFgSWLH
— Republican Swine (@RepublicanSwine) June 23, 2021