Idaho should emulate Tennessee’s example and hold universities accountable

(Idaho Freedom Foundation) Tennessee’s Legislature passed a law that strengthens protections for free speech and resists the progressive ideology dominating the state’s public colleges and universities. This legislative victory is thanks in part to a pair of reports on the University of Tennessee Knoxville (UTK) and the Tennessee higher education system, which were written by the Idaho Freedom Foundation, the Claremont Institute, and Velocity Convergence.

The Tennessee Legislature clearly understands the threat that critical social justice (CSJ) and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) policies pose to higher education.

Tennessee’s law is significant for several reasons.

First, it promotes ideological diversity and freedom of expression by preventing students and professors from being forced to pledge allegiance to several divisive concepts, including the idea that one sex or race is intrinsically superior to another.  (Read More)