higher education overhaul


Ohio Republican attack on higher ed will devastate our widely respected colleges and universities

BY: - May 23, 2023

Bad news, Buckeyes. Ohio has officially gone down the Florida rabbit hole on Ohio State University and every other public college and university in the state. The new abnormal of legislative extremism in Columbus hit a whole new level of atrocious last week with passage of a bill “to rescue higher education in Ohio from […]


Making ethnic studies illegal in Ohio: Even watered down, SB 83 requires teaching racism

BY: - May 19, 2023

In 2006, I was hired by the state of Ohio to teach ethnic studies. Among the core concepts of this field that I was expected to impart to my students were the ideas that apparent human differences are more historical and cultural than natural, that what we call “race” is our own invention, and a […]

Universities grapple with diversity policies after GOP crackdown

BY: - April 4, 2023

This article originally appeared in Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts. AUSTIN, Texas — In July 2020, the president of Texas A&M University appointed a 45-member commission to examine the progress of diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at the nearly 70,000-student flagship campus in College Station. The panel’s report, released in January 2021, […]

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Supporters of Ohio’s higher education overhaul argue it would promote intellectual diversity

BY: - March 30, 2023

Five educators spoke up in support Wednesday of a gigantic higher education bill proposed by lawmakers that would, among other things, require American history courses and tenure evaluations based on if the educator showed bias or taught with bias, and prohibit university staff and employees from striking.  Proponents of Senate Bill 83, introduced earlier this […]