United Faculty of Florida joins lawsuit filed by public colleges

Published: Aug. 4, 2021 at 10:39 PM EDT
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - A union representing staff at UF and other universities is joining a lawsuit challenging a new state law.

United Faculty of Florida is joining the lawsuit first filed by faculty members and students at public colleges against the viewpoint discrimination law.

Students and staff are supposed to fill out a survey about the diversity of political viewpoints on campus. The UFF argues it requires participants to reveal private beliefs.

The Union’s University of Florida Vice President says : “The nation’s democracy is at a tipping point where it is crucial to educate citizens on how to deal with pandemics, climate change, inequity, and mistrust in science, institutions, government, and society. It is a frivolous waste of time and taxpayer dollars to pander to ideological or political perspectives cooked up in uninformed and misinformed echo chambers who peddle (a) logical fallacies, (b) theories disproved by repeated and repeatable experiments, and (c) theories considered highly improbable by an overwhelming majority of recognized experts based on reliable information sources that have been critically corrected for bias.”

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