IT’S THE LAW (06/29/2021)
Florida alarmingly enacts a law to opinion-check students and staff at public colleges and universities annually to ensure the state knows what opinions they plan to bring to campus. Bill 233, which goes into effect July, 1 does not specify what will be done with survey results. However, the Governor suggested budget cuts could be applied if the colleges and universities were deemed to be “indoctrinating” students and it was determined it was not “worth state dollars” to support it. The bill also allows for the institutions themselves establish a code of conduct and to be allowed to penalize students for violation of that code via actions including reprimand, reduction of grade, or denial of academic credit.