Governor Rams Through New Ethnic Ed Rules

Governor Rams Through New Ethnic Ed Rules

(TargetLiberty.org) – California’s ultra-liberal governor, Gavin Newsom (D) has signed a controversial new law that’ll force every student at California State University to take an ethnic studies course before being allowed to graduate. The university has resisted the move, calling it a “dangerous precedent for legislative interference” in what schools teach their students, but the state legislature rammed it through anyway.

Starting in the 2021-2022 academic year all undergraduates at Cal State’s 23 campuses will have to take a three-credit course focusing on four “racialized core groups”: African-, Asian- and Native-Americans, and Latinos. The irony is that Cal State had just developed its own ethnic studies requirement that covers a much wider range of ethnic groups, including Jewish-Americans. This will now be overruled by the requirement imposed by Sacramento.

Over 480,000 students are enrolled in the Cal State system, 430,000 of them undergrads. The state legislature estimates their ethnic studies mandate will cost around $16 million to implement – money the cash-strapped state could spend on more productive things.

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