Under the auspices of intellectual freedom, Florida’s universities and community colleges will be required to do an annual survey to ensure diverse views on campuses, including conservative opinions.
At issue is that some lawmakers believe that colleges and universities are liberal bastions and conservative voices have been suppressed on campuses.
Gov. Ron DeSantis signed HB 233 into law on Tuesday, implementing a survey that would be “objective, nonpartisan, and statistically valid,” according to language in the law.
“You need to have a true contest of ideas,” the governor said. He also said that “students should not be shielded from ideas.”
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