The bill supposedly:
Prohibits State Board of Education and BOG from shielding students, staff, and faculty from certain speech; requires State Board of Education to conduct annual assessment on intellectual freedom & viewpoint diversity; creates a cause of action for recording or publication of certain video or audio recordings; revises provisions related to protected expressive activity, university student governments, & codes of conduct.
The bill ramps up the latest battle in the so-called “culture wars,” wars of words and laws fought over the future of our social affairs. The culture wars have been the new front where tough issues like race, equality, and LGBTQ issues have been hammered out in the fires of social media groups and political chambers across the country. And college campuses are seen largely by conservatives as the forefront of that battle.
As Forbes said, “There’s no denying that there’s a left-leaning bias on college campuses.” The real question then becomes why that’s so. And should there be a perfect fifty-fifty balance of political views?