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Colleges Need a DEI Detox. Here’s How to Do It.

May 16, 2023

It’s no secret that American colleges are in crisis. In place of free speech, intellectual debates, and the transmission of core knowledge, the nation’s universities have embraced leftwing radicalism smuggled into classrooms under the friendly sounding banners of “diversity, equity, and inclusion” (DEI).

But now, several new initiatives are poised to reclaim American higher education and put DEI on the path to extinction. Chief among these efforts is the new Freedom from Indoctrination Act.

Developed in partnership by the Goldwater Institute, where I work, and the First Amendment advocacy organization Speech First, the Freedom from Indoctrination Act will swiftly eliminate all requirements placed on state-run university students and faculty pushing them into taking (or teaching) courses filled with radical race or gender-based DEI programming. In their place, students will be assured an introduction to the founding documents of the United States, including the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Federalist Papers.

Read the rest of the op-ed at Townhall.

Matt Beienburg is the Director of Education Policy at the Goldwater Institute. He also serves as director of the institute’s Van Sittert Center for Constitutional Advocacy.



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