Increasingly, teachers and academics are required to no only affirm Left-wing ideology dressed up as “diversity, inclusion, and equity” or other such set us euphemisms, which has the effect of shutting heterodox ideas from consideration in academia.
The James G. Martin Center, in conjunction with the Goldwater Institute and the Ethics in Public Policy Center, have written a short and concise model legislation for state legislators to consider. The main text reads:
A. No political test or qualification shall ever be required as a condition of admission into, or promotion within, any public educational institution of the state, as teacher, employee, or student.
- For the purposes of this section, “political test”:
(a) Compelling or soliciting an applicant, teacher, employee, student, or pupil to identify commitment to or make a statement of personal belief in support of any ideology or movement
(i) That promotes the differential treatment of any individual or groups of individuals based on race or ethnicity, including either of the following:
- Any initiative or formulation of diversity, equity and inclusion beyond upholding the equal protection of the laws guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.
- Any theory or practice that holds that systems or institutions upholding the equal protection of the laws guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution are racist, oppressive or otherwise unjust.
(ii) That promotes a specific partisan, political, or ideological set of beliefs
(b) Giving preferable consideration to an applicant, teacher, employee, or student for opinions expressed or actions taken in support of
(i) another individual or a group of individuals, in which the institution’s consideration is based on the race or ethnicity of those other individuals
(ii) any other specific partisan, political, or ideological set of beliefs
Does not include fidelity to, or an oath or effort taken to uphold, the Constitution of [State] or the Constitution of the United States.
You can read more about it here, or read the full proposal below: