University of Florida’s chilling message to faculty: Abide by House Bill 7 because our funding’s on the line

Source: Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
by Adam Steinbaugh

“Last month, as Florida enacted House Bill 7 — the first anti-‘critical race theory’ bill in the country to directly limit classroom discussion in higher education — FIRE wrote Florida’s public universities and colleges, including the University of Florida, warning that some provisions in the law that would regulate teaching in higher education are unenforceable because they violate the First Amendment. We urged colleges to interpret the law as narrowly as possible or, if necessary, to ignore its unconstitutional provisions. The University of Florida, unfortunately, is choosing instead to chill faculty speech. Again.” (05/10/22)