Noem: liberal ideologies 'poison' higher education
Letter challenges Board of Regents to improve quality of state's public universities
Leftist ideologues who promote diversity, preferred pronouns and safe spaces have ruined higher education, Gov. Kristi Noem wrote Thursday, and she wants the public’s help in fixing that.
In a wide-ranging letter to the South Dakota Board of Regents, Noem took aim at the “state of crisis” plaguing colleges and universities in South Dakota and across the nation.
“For the last several decades, many states have allowed liberal ideologies to poison their universities and colleges,” Noem wrote.
She established a phone number for whistleblowers to hold colleges and universities accountable, and she said policy decisions will be guided by what students, parents and taxpayers report.
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