Social Justice Ideology in Idaho Higher Education

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By Dr. Scott Yenor & Anna K. Miller Social justice ideology is turning American higher education into an engine of progressive activism and ideological indoctrination. Its advocates demand conformity to the cult of race, class and gender victimology cloaked in language like “diversity” and “inclusion.” It is bad for free inquiry and for scientific advancement. It cultivates anger and resentment …

University of Idaho parts company with Communist-funded Confucius Institute

Wayne Hoffman Articles, Higher Education Leave a Comment

Let’s begin 2021 with some potentially happy news from a place that hasn’t generated a lot of happy news of late: The University of Idaho. The school is closing a program on campus that is funded by Communist China. The program is called the Confucius Institute and it is one of hundreds of similar institutes located on university campuses in …

There should be hell to pay for Idaho colleges’ social justice focus

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In a little more than a month, Idaho’s public colleges and universities are supposed to report to state lawmakers what they’ve done to reduce administrative bloat and get back to their core missions.  It’s hard to point to a single thing the schools have done to unwind the leftist, social justice-oriented indoctrination that has infiltrated deep into the bowels of …

Idaho lawmakers must cut taxpayer support for left-leaning public radio

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A few weeks ago, former state Sen. Branden Durst took to Twitter to complain about Boise State Public Radio’s liberal bias. The university-based news outlet’s primary news source is National Public Radio, which has become radio’s reliable mocker of all things conservative.  But even the station’s locally-generated content is focused almost exclusively on the promotion of dogmatic leftism in the …

Coffee controversy exposes BSU effort to blackball businesses based on politics

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Boise State University officials would have the public believe they didn’t chase  police-supporting Big City Coffee from campus. But university officials didn’t exactly encourage the small business to stay.  At a minimum the controversy has helped expose an ongoing effort from within the school’s administration and student body to make allegiance to a social justice agenda a condition for doing …