Are public universities doing enough to comply with Texas’ DEI ban? Lawmakers will decide.

Texas lawmakers got an update Tuesday on the steps higher education leaders are taking to implement a state law that bans diversity, equity and inclusion offices at public universities and colleges. The Republican-backed Senate Bill 17 took effect in January.

The Texas Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education also heard testimony on free speech and concerns about antisemitism on college campuses.

“The topics we’re covering today are timely and get to the fundamentals of what we expect from our higher education institutions,” Committee Chair Brandon Creighton said.

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