‘Far Left Woke Ideology’: House Republicans Introduce Bill To Prohibit ‘Political Tests’ At Colleges | Eastern North Carolina Now | A group of House Republicans has introduced a new bill to prohibit “political tests” in the admission, hiring, and promotion of college students and staff to fight against “woke ideology” on American university campuses.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Dillon Burroughs.

    A group of House Republicans has introduced a new bill to prohibit "political tests" in the admission, hiring, and promotion of college students and staff to fight against "woke ideology" on American university campuses.

    Reps. Elise Stefanik (NY), Fred Keller (PA), and Glenn Grothman (WI) presented the "Restoring Academic Freedom on Campus Act of 2022'' on Wednesday to help fight back against "far left" bias at colleges across the nation.

    "I will always stand up for freedom of speech and freedom of thought on college campuses," Stefanik said in a statement. "Instead of encouraging diversity of ideas, some institutions of higher education are shamefully acting as gatekeepers to ensure their faculty, staff, and students all ascribe to Far Left woke ideology."

    "While this intolerant political monoculture reaches institutions across our nation, this is something that has pervaded our own SUNY system," she continued. "This growing trend puts ideological conformity above preparing our next generation for life outside the academic bubble and fails to equip students to thoughtfully engage in the competition of ideas. I will continue to stand up against indoctrination and restore academic freedom on college campuses across our nation."

    The bill would specifically stop higher education institutions from requiring a person to identify a commitment to or make a statement of personal belief in support of any ideology that promotes a specific partisan set of ideas.

    The legislation also blocks requiring a particular viewpoint on an issue of public controversy or different treatment of the basis of race, including any formulation of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion beyond upholding existing federal law.

    Stefanik's statement noted that the concern was revealed in a 2021 report from the American Enterprise Institute that showed approximately 20% of university faculty hiring and promotion decisions are made after taking a candidate's "diversity, equity, and inclusion" or "DEI" statement into account. These statements can be used to discriminate on the basis of politics or ideology in ways that undermine free speech.

    "Universities attempting to police the ideology of students and faculty during the admissions and hiring process is un-American and a grotesque attack on the right to free expression of our country at large," Grothman added.

    "Academia is healthiest and most productive when students feel comfortable speaking their minds and get exposure to diverse perspectives in the classroom," he continued.

    Stefanik's statement shared the example of the University of California-Santa Cruz, which was criticized in a report by the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE) over its requirement for applicants to complete a "Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion."

    The statement is defined as "addressing your understanding of the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups and your past and/or future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching and professional or public service." These requirements could be at odds with First Amendment rights as they potentially include issues related to sexual orientation or gender identity.
Go Back

Leave a Guest Comment

Your Name or Alias
Your Email Address ( your email address will not be published)
Enter Your Comment ( no code or urls allowed, text only please )

‘Apologizing Just Leads To More Apologizing’: Adam Carolla Defies The Left’s Bullying Daily Wire, Guest Editorial, Editorials, Op-Ed & Politics ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Debuts First Ever Drag Queen Contestant, Shangela, This Season


Latest Op-Ed & Politics

We trust our readers to make their own conclusions. We'd love to hear what you think
A spokesman for Santa's Workshop today announced the organization's latest advance in their ongoing efforts to determine who's naughty and who's nice
demands federal government pays it to all, costing billions
Vice President Kamala Harris is spearheading a White House initiative to electrify the nation’s school buses, the administration announced Wednesday.
politization of leadership is biggest public concern
Twitter CEO Elon Musk said Monday that he will soon be releasing files on how the social media platform has engaged in suppressing free speech.
In the age of wokeness, ideological (re)education trumps mission-preparedness.
A new book alleges that after Ted Kennedy left his car and his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, in a pond off of Chappaquiddick Island, where Kopechne drowned, he returned to the party they had attended and told his close friends he wanted to say Kopechne was driving the car.
Hawaii’s largest active volcano began erupting Sunday night, with lava flow warnings issued to the surrounding area.


Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed this morning that he's prepared to remove the Twitter app from the App Store but that he's waiting for orders from CCP President Xi before he makes a move.
A wave of Twitter users began impersonating government officials and major corporations after Elon Musk introduced a new scheme for verifying users on the platform.
In a dramatic ruling issued just days before midterm elections, the North Carolina Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s ruling and ordered the transfer of millions of dollars to pay for a school improvement plan designed to ensure North Carolina’s school children receive a sound basic education
Chest reconstruction surgeries performed on minors across the United States increased by approximately 400% during a three-year span, according to a new report.
bill would subsidize MSM, leave out conservative media
Christine McVie, the English singer-songwriter who helped launch the rock band Fleetwood Mac into international fame, has died. She was 79.
Research suggests that certain octopuses deliberately throw objects like silt, sand, and shells at other octopuses.
Balenciaga is facing a wave of online criticism after a MyPillow pillow was spotted in the background of one of the company's photo shoots for its winter collection. The CEO of MyPillow Mike Lindell is known for his strong support of Donald Trump.


Back to Top