Florida proposal to fight “indoctrination” at universities clears major hurdle

Following a fiery debate, the bill poised to bring massive change to higher education, House Bill 999, has moved through the House Education and Employment committee after it was modified to mirror its companion bill, Senate Bill 266.

The new versions of the bills no longer explicitly prohibit spending or instruction in diversity, equity and inclusion, critical race theory or gender studies.

Some faculty are still concerned about what Rep. Randy Fine, R-Palm Bay said remains at the heart of the bill: Who is in control of the state’s public universities?

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