"Ohio Fails to Pass Restrictions on College Teaching About Climate Policies"

"The legislation, written to fight the “woke fiefdom” of higher education, doesn’t have the votes to pass the Ohio House."

"Ohio lawmakers have failed, at least for now, to pass a bill that would exert control over discussion of “controversial beliefs” about climate policies in college classrooms.

Ohio House Speaker Jason Stephens, a Republican, said this week that the bill doesn’t have enough support to pass the House, where it has sat for months following passage in the Senate.

Senate Bill 83 contains a wide-ranging set of rules for public colleges and universities, including bans on most diversity training and new requirements that alternative viewpoints on such topics as climate policies, immigration and abortion are discussed. Its main sponsor, Sen. Jerry Cirino, a Republican, said he was taking on the “woke fiefdom” of higher education."

Dan Gearino reports for Inside Climate News December 2, 2023.

Source: Inside Climate News, 12/04/2023